Cameo glass disk with Medusa head

Glass; cast and cut | 2.2 x 2.5cm | 1st century A.D.

Unknown Artist

Translucent deep purple with opaque white overlay.

Circular disk, with beveled edge; flat back.

On front, in deep relief in white, head of Medusa in three-quarter view to right, with wings and serpents in her hair.

Broken and chipped at top and bo...
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