3 June 1999
A ROMAN GLASS RELIEF FRAGMENT
circa 1st century a.d.
Rectangular in form, cast in two layers, pale blue over amber, with a head of a maenad wearing a wreath of ivy leaves and berries in her center-parted wavy hair
1.5/8 in. (4.1 cm) long
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Probably from the same mold as lot 151.
Specialist Sarah Reynolds highlights the sumptuous work of the Pre-Raphaelites’ second and third generations
Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife