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Cameo Vase Fragment

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Dark blue background. In opaque white, the upper part of a female figure extending a wine-cup upward to the right, where the hand of another figure reaches for the cup. In the background, a tree.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 25.

Dimensions

3.8 x 3.75 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.8236

Medium or Technique

Glass; cameo technique

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels