2 Mosaic Fish Inlay Fragments

Object Name: 
2 Mosaic Fish Inlay Fragments

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Object Name: 
2 Mosaic Fish Inlay Fragments
Accession Number: 
76.1.18
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 2.1 cm, L: 3.2 cm; (b) H: 1.2 cm, L: 1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
99 BC-25 AD
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
(a) Canes of translucent grey, amethyst and opaque white glass, slightly weathered, some surface pitting; mosaic glass technique. Fragment preserves pelvic fin of a fish composed of narrow bands of amethyst alternating with wide bands of whitish-grey glass attached to the white belly. (b) Canes of opaque brick-red, opaque yellow, opaque yellowish-white and translucent amethyst glass pitted with some light weathering product on surface; mosaic glass technique. Fragment preserves anal fin of a fish composed of alternating bands of red, amethyst and yellow attached to the yellowish-white belly of the fish.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 265, #796, pl. 35 (a); BIB# 29547