Decorative Glass Medallion Depicting Christ

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 October 2016

This glass disc came from the base of a drinking vessel, which may have been made as a wedding gift. Many such discs have been found in the catacombs of Rome, suggesting that when one of a married couple died, the vessel's decorative base was cut out and placed over the grave as a memorial. This glass depicts a bust of Christ within a square and then a lozenge. He wears a tunic and mantle fastened with a circular brooch. There is an inscription with five dots on both sides of the head. 4th century CE. From Rome, Lazio, Italy. (The British Museum).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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