Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Mediterranean | Italy | Rome (Italy)

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS5656A
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Mediterranean | Italy | Rome (Italy)
Period Roman Period
Date Made 1st-2nd c. CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Glass
Technique Moulded
Iconography Medusa

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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