Medallion

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Object Name: 
Medallion
Accession Number: 
66.1.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.3 cm, W: 4 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 25 BC-50 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent dark blue, translucent light greenish-blue glasses; mold-pressed. Oval disc; dark blue layer rests on lighter, greenish-blue layer. Upper layer consists of bust of clean shaven male, full face, with broad forehead and prominent ears; on head, leaf crown, in front of veil which covers top of head and falls on either side of neck behind ears; below throat, toga hanging in folds. Medallion surrounded by gold-edged brown paper, glued to edges.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
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Material: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 25, #19; p. 326, #19; BIB# 58895