Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery
From: Mediterranean | Italy | Rome (Italy)
Curatorial Section: Mediterranean
|Current Location||Rome Gallery - On Display|
|Provenience||Mediterranean | Italy | Rome (Italy)|
|Date Made||1st-2nd c. CE|
Mold-pressed glass relief plaque.
The image of the snaky-headed Medusa is a popular Greek and Roman apotropaic device to ward off evil and provide protection. Relief rondels of this type may have served as architectural ornament, inlaid into walls.
|Outside Diameter||15 cm|
|Credit Line||Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916|
|Other Number||GL02 (Ancient Glass Project) - Other Number|
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