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Ancient Art

Bust Portrait of an Oriental Potentate

1st century A.D.

Glass on a marble base

1 5/8 in. high.
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.301
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian(?)
Period: 
Hellenistic or Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, p. 195, pl. 27.

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