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Cameo glass with three portrait heads

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass, blue and brown
Dimensions:
Length: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.268
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Three male portrait busts

This cameo may date to the Flavian period (A.D. 69-96). The slight difference in the level of the heads is skillfully managed.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 334, p. 163, pl. 73, 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. 654, p. 131, pl. 74, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 654, p. 131, pl. 74, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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