Roman Mold Blown Glass Head Vase

Traditionally identified as the Empress Livia (27BC - 14AD). Perhaps instead a posthumous portrait of Cleopatra VII (fl.51 - 30BC)

1st - 2nd Centuries AD

Height: 12.3 cm. (4 7/8 in.)

Width: 5 cm. (1 15/16 in.)


ex: private European collection

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures II. (New York, 2004) p.18

Comparanda: Stern, E. Marianne ; The Toledo Museum of Art. Roman Mold-Blown Glass, the First through Sixth Centuries (Toledo, 1995) no.138 Matheson, Susan B ; Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1980) no.138