Medallion with Portrait of Orpheus Playing a Lyre

Object Name: 
Medallion with Portrait of Orpheus Playing a Lyre

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Object Name: 
Medallion with Portrait of Orpheus Playing a Lyre
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.2.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1765-1800
Primary Description: 
Opaque milkglass with a slight pinkish covering layer; cast. Oval medallion with flat underside, on the obverse a nude classical figure sitting on a rock, turned to the right and playing the lyre, apparently Orpheus, on the right arms and large shield with a head in the center, on the left a helmet; on center right a vertically oriented illegible inscription.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Thomas, J. Rochelle, Source
1960-12-08
Technique: