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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 78

    A ROMAN 'BLACK' CAST GLASS RELIEF FRAGMENT WITH TWO EROTES

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN 'BLACK' CAST GLASS RELIEF FRAGMENT WITH TWO EROTES
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted with arms entwined, each with chubby smiling features, one with curly locks and vine leaf in the hair, grape bunch above
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGm 7B); acquired from Christopher Sheppard, London, June 1987.