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Handle in the Form of a Dragon's Head

The dragon in China is an auspicious emblem of nature’s creative forces. Visualized as a composite creature, this sleek example, with its elongated neck, flared nostrils, and gaping mouth, may have been inspire... more

Bead in the form of a rosette

Translucent cobalt blue and opaque white.Plano-convex oval with thin irregular white layer as backing to blue. Pierced with two small holes.Molded into a rosette of six petals in high relief.One large chip; dul... more

Glass bowl in the form of a shell

Colorless with pale green tinge.Flaring, knocked-off rim with shallow S-shaped collar below; body with circular circumference and rounded bottom.Body formed into the shape of a marine bivalve mollusc (scallop) ... more

Glass pendant in the form of a leaf

Translucent deep blue green.Solid elliptic block, flat on underside, convex on upper, pierced with small hole at top end; roughly chipped edge.On upper side, leaf design in relief with central vertical stem and... more

Bronze spout in the form of a Corinthian column

The function of this object is uncertain. If it is not a spout, it could also have served as a furniture attachment or a support for a rounded bowl. Imperial

Glass mosaic ornament in the form of a shell

Translucent cobalt blue, appearing black, with overlays in opaque white and yellow.Solid block with flat underside in the shape of a bivalve mollusc with radiating ribs.Decoration of nine marvered trails applie... more

Terracotta lamp in the form of a gladiator’s helmet

In addition to a central crest, gladiators’ helmets often had feathers attached above the ears. The holes for such ornaments are faithfully reproduced on this helmet-shaped lamp. Mid Imperial

Spout in the form of a man's head

This spout displays the high degree of Hellenism seen in many examples of Parthian art. The mustache and beard were originally inlaid with shiny iron pyrites, pieces of which are still visible in the beard. The... more

Bead in the form of a rosette

Translucent cobalt blue and opaque white.Plano-convex oval with thin irregular white layer as backing to blue. Pierced with two small holes.Molded into a rosette of six petals in high relief, and added central ... more

Bronze appliqué in the form of a bust of a barbarian

The barbarian tribes that confronted the Romans along the Rhine and Danube frontiers were often troublesome and dangerous, but they offered no serious military threat to the Empire, whose armies were better equ... more

Vessel in form of bull

Syria Roman or Parthian (?)

Terracotta rattle in the form of a pig

On the pig's back is barbotine decoration inset with small chunks of colored glass. Mid-Imperial

Terracotta vase in the form of a lion

Vessels (askoi) in human or animal shape are some of the most unusual products of Greek and Roman potters. This example may be an import from Asia Minor; Knidos in Caria was a major production center for plasti... more

Brooch in the Form of a Dog

Small brooches, often in whimsical animal forms, were worn both by Roman soldiers stationed in the provinces and by the native population. Though brooches in these forms appear throughout the Roman world, the d... more

Terracotta hanging lamp in the form of a comic actor

With two nozzles, shape of reclining comic actor wearing mask; orange clay. Imperial

Brooch in the Form of a Dog Attacking a Boar

Small brooches, often in whimsical animal forms, were worn both by Roman soldiers stationed in the provinces and by the native population. Though brooches in these forms appear throughout the Roman world, the d... more

Glass jug in the form of a pine cone

Translucent blue green; handle in same color.Misshapen thick, everted rim with fire-rounded lip, half turned downwards, half flaring upwards; cylindrical neck expanding downwards; plain, convex shoulder; globul... more

Glass cup in the form of the head of an African

Translucent blue green.Lopsided, everted, thick, knocked-off rim; narrow, cylindrical neck; body modeled in the shape of a head in the round; base ring with rounded lower edge; flat bottom. Two mold seams run f... more

Brooch in the form of a Stag

Small brooches, often in whimsical animal forms, were worn both by Roman soldiers stationed in the provinces and by the native population. Though brooches in these forms appear throughout the Roman world, the d... more

Brooch in the Form of a Peacock

Small brooches, often in whimsical animal forms, were worn both by Roman soldiers stationed in the provinces and by the native population. Though brooches in these forms appear throughout the Roman world, the d... more

Gold earring with glass pendant in the form of a dolphin

Glass pendant:Translucent cobalt blue.Shaped as a dolphin in the round, with large suspension hole serving as eyes, tooled to form rounded nose, pointed crest, and three-finned tail; small jagged projection und... more

Rock Crystal Dish in the Form of a Temple

This rock crystal carving found in a cistern in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa) demonstrates the quality of the arts of that great city as the Roman world became Byzantine. The Roman naturalist Pliny, d... more

Glass flask in the form of a fish

Uncertain color (probably colorless); trails in same glass.Rounded, thickened rim; neck bent upward to form tail, tapering towards body; body flattened into irregular lentoid shape; bottom drawn out in two soli... more

Glass pendant in the form of a dolphin

Translucent cobalt blue.Shaped as a dolphin in the round, with large suspension hole serving as eyes, tooled to form rounded nose, pointed crest, and three-finned tail, and pointed fin under belly.Intact; pitti... more

Glass pendant in the form of a jar

Translucent turquoise blue, with loop and base in same color. Squat body; disk-shaped pad base; suspension loop attached at top. Body tooled into five vertical ribs in high relief. Intact; pinprick bubbles; pit... more

Glass pendant in the form of a jar

Uncertain color, appearing opaque black; loop and base in same color; chips in opaque red, yellow, light blue, and white.Globular body; disk-shaped pad base, with slightly concave bottom; thick circular suspens... more

Glass pendant in the form of a jar

Uncertain color, appearing opaque black; loop and base in same color; chips in opaque yellow, red, and uncertain colors.Squat globular body; rounded pad base; thick circular suspension loop applied at top.A few... more

Brooch in the form of a stag

Brooches similar to this piece have been excavated in sites in eastern Georgia. One virtually identical to the Museum's example comes from grave 199 at the site of Medzhi and is dated to the end of the third or... more

Cover in the form of a man's head

Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr Sasanian

Glass pendant in the form of a jar

Uncertain color, appearing opaque black; loop and base in same color; chips in opaque red, yellow, blue, and white.Globular body; disk-shaped thick pad base, with slightly convex bottom; thick circular suspensi... more

Silver bracelet in the form of a snake

Bracelet terminating in snakes' heads. Late Imperial

Glass pendant in the form of a jug

Uncertain color, appearing opaque black; handle in same color.Ovoid body, tapering downwards; disk-shaped pad base; handle attached to body.Body, base, and bottom of handle complete, but rest missing and restor... more

Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jug

Semi-opaque dark green, appearing opaque black; handle in same color; trail in semi-opaque pale yellow.Biconical body; broad rounded rim; short cylindrical neck with spiral ribbing; large, flat pad base, slight... more

Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jug

Semi-opaque dark green, appearing opaque black; handle in same color; trails in opaque yellow.Biconical body; rounded rim; slender cylindrical neck with spiral ribbing; pad base; handle applied to body over dec... more

Glass pendant in the form of a jar

Translucent pale green glass, with handle and base in same color.Bulbous body; flat disk-shaped pad base; suspension loop attached at top.Six deep vertical ribs on body, and six ribs across suspension hoop.Inta... more

Glass pendant in the form of a jar

Uncertain color, appearing opaque black; opaque yellow trail.Squat, globular body, with regular cylindrical cavity inside; disk-shaped pad base.Continuous zigzag trail in relief around body.Broken at top, with ... more

Gold earring with glass pendant in the form of a miniature jug or gourd

Pendant: Translucent cobalt blue, with same color handle; added blobs in opaque red, white, and yellow.Thick, flaring rim; concave neck; globular body; rounded bottom; large ring handle (for suspension) trailed... more

Painted Vessel in the Form of a Seated Woman

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Chihuahua

Glass pendant in the form of a jar

Translucent cobalt blue with trails in opaque white.Rounded rim; sloping shoulder; globular body, tapering downwards to small applied knob base. Metal (iron?) suspension loop inserted in mouth of jar.Horizontal... more

Glass pendant in the form of a jug

Uncertain color, appearing opaque black; handle in same color; trails in opaque turquoise blue.Biconical body; thick rounded rim; slender cylindrical neck; pad base; handle applied to rim, drawn out and down, a... more

Glass pendant in the form of a vase

Translucent blue green; trails in same color; handle in translucent cobalt blue.Tall cylindrical hollow body; flat pad base; handle applied over trail decoration.Two irregular horizontal trails around the lower... more

Glass pendant in the form of a vase

Translucent blue, appearing black; trails in translucent turquoise blue.Tall cylindrical body, hollow at top; flat pad base.Two horizontal trails around the lower half of the body, between them, openwork trail ... more

Glass pendant in the form of a jug

Uncertain color, appearing opaque black; handle in same color; trail in opaque turquoise blue.Ovoid body; thick rounded rim; short cylindrical neck; handle applied to rim, drawn out and down, and attached to lo... more

Glass pendant in the form of a lamp

Translucent cobalt blue.Solid pendant, flat on top and bottom, with projecting U-shaped nozzle and upturned handle as suspension loop.Two small holes in top to indicate holes in discus and nozzle.Intact; pittin... more

Glass pendant in the form of a vase

Uncertain color, streaked with red; handle and trails in translucent cobalt blue. Tall cylindrical body; rounded lip with applied trail as rim; rounded towards bottom; small pad base; vertical handle extending ... more

Hanging Lamp in the Form of a Sandaled Right Foot

One of the classical protective images adapted by Christians was the foot, a symbol of good health and healing. These lamps were lit by an oil-soaked wick, inserted through the hole beside the foot’s big toe.Ro... more

Rhyton in the form of a Saiga antelope head

Poland, said to be from Choniakow, Volhynia Sasanian

Hanging Lamp in the Form of a Sandaled Right Foot

One of the classical protective images adapted by Christians was the foot, a symbol of good health and healing. These lamps were lit by an oil-soaked wick, inserted through the hole beside the foot’s big toe.Ro... more

Hanging Lamp in the Form of a Peacock

Conjuring images of the garden of paradise and heavenly splendor,the peacock became a Christian symbol in the 300s.

Purse Mount in the Form of a Bird

These objects were used as decorative appliqués on a purse that would have hung from a strap.