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Cameo glass medallion of a maenad

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
1 3/8 x 1 5/64 x 15/64 in. (3.5 x 2.7 x 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
The maenad, one of the female followers of Dionysos, throws back her head as she performs a frenzied dance.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 540, p. 78, pl. 56.9.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 322, pp. 158-59, pl. 72, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 620, p. 125, pl. 68, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Gazda, Elaine K. 2000. The Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii: Ancient Ritual, Modern Muse no. 91, pp. 223-24, Ann Arbor: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 620, p. 125, pl. 68, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Draper, James David. 2008. "Cameo Appearances." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 65(4): p. 15, fig. 23.

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