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Sherd of painted glass


Height: 2.600 cm
Width: 2.700 cm

Gift of Mrs. Mary Hall

P&EE 1995 3-1 1

Room 49: Roman Britain

    Sherd of painted glass

    Roman Britain, 2nd or 3rd century AD
    From Catterick, North Yorkshire

    Cups made from thin, colourless glass with delicately painted decoration were luxury items. This small fragment shows part of a male figure with a fawn-skin (nebris) and a staff, perhaps a thyrsus, the staff carried by Bacchus and his attendants. The figure could represent Bacchus himself or a satyr taking part in his rites.



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    On display: Room 49: Roman Britain