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Lot 0118
Roman Empire; c. 1st- 3rd century AD
A large, beautiful carved glass profile of a man, probably a Roman emperor. Possibly from a vessel. Some iridescence. A stunning and impressive piece.


1 5/8" (4.1 cm)

Provenance: The John J. Slocum Collection
Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby's, London in 1997.


Very good.

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A Massive Roman Glass Intaglio

Estimate $500 - $1,500Oct 15, 2017