3 June 1999
A ROMAN GLASS RELIEF MEDALLION
circa 1st century a.d.
Originally applied to the body of a free-blown vessel as a handle terminal, a small portion of the strap handle preserved above, cast of transparent green glass with a mask of Achelos, depicted with a full beard and mustache, and wavy hair, with two curling horns on either side
2 in. (5.1 cm) long
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Probably from the same mold as lot 153.
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