Portrait on glass
Naples, National Archaeological MuseumInv. No. 132424.

Portrait on glass.

Inv. No. 132424.

Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli)

From Pompeii.
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.
© 1996. Photo, text: Stefano De Caro, “The National Archaeological Museum of Naples”.
Soprintendenza Archeologica di Napoli e Caserta. Electa, Napoli, 2001, p. 269.
© 1996. Photo: Luciano Pedicini.
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