Plaque

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Accession Number: 
66.1.70
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm, W: 5.2 cm, Th: 0.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-199
Primary Description: 
Translucent dark blue, translucent white and translucent lighter blue glasses; mold-pressed. Roughly circular disc; plaque consisting of three superimposed layers of glass, translucent dark blue, over thin layer of translucent white, over translucent lighter blue. Decorated in relief with head of Medusa, full face, with wings springing from top of head, many snake-like locks and snakes knotted below chin. Fragment surrounded with gold-edged brown paper, glued to edges.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 19, #6; p. 325, #6; BIB# 58895