Cameo with Victory holding a wreath and a palm frond

Roman
Early Imperial Period
late 1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 1.3 x 1.8 cm (1/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.276

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

Banded black and white glass. Cameo. Victory flying to the left, with her torso in three-quarter view and her legs frontal. She extends her right leg and her head is tilted to her right as she gazes at a wreath in her right hand. She holds a palm frond in her left hand. The left wing is extended upwards buts the right wing curls towards the ground.

Provenance

By date unknown: C. Wissmann Collection (according to TMS archival card: Buffum Collection); April 1, 1902: gift of Miss C. Wissmann to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann