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

Description

The maenad, one of the female followers of Dionysus, throws back her head as she performs a frenzied dance.

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