Portrait on glassInv. No. 132424.Naples, National Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Luciano Pedicini
Inv. No. 132424.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale).
The thoughtful expression and delicate colours of this fine head painted on glass, probably originally part of a double medallion, calls to mind the Fayyum portraits, and is probably an Alexandrine product, as a comparison with a similar specimen from Hawara, datable to the first half of the 1st century B.C., bears out.