Plaque

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.1.236
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.3 cm, Th (max.): 4.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-299
Primary Description: 
Translucent green glass; mold-pressed. Roughly circular disc; on upper surface, in bold relief, head of Medusa, surrounded by snakes; deep-set, bulging eyes, narrow nose, lips parted. Lower surface, irregular, showing clearly that hot glass was forced into mold.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 31, #30; p. 326, #30; BIB# 58895
The Magic of Medusa (1988) illustrated, pp. 48-51;
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 30, #8; BIB# 31831
Collezione di Vetri Antichi dalle Origini al V sec. D.C. (1914) p. 53, #181, pl. XXXVI; BIB# 35815