2 Mosaic Plaques

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Object Name: 
2 Mosaic Plaques
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Not on Display
299 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Opaque red, opaque light blue, opaque deep blue, opaque orange, and opaque white glass, edges slightly weathered; fused mosaic glass technique. In an opaque red field, a royal blue male figure faces right standing on a lighter blue ground line. He wears a multi-band opaque white collar; opaque orange arm band and bracelet, from his waist band is suspended an opaque orange bull's tail or similar object. His right arm is bent holding a sickle-shape sword in it, left arm at his side, left foot rests on a platform with the hieroglyph for water preserved in opaque white, up from this platform rise arcs of opaque light blue, when placed in heraldic opposition, as currently mounted, these arcs form a stylized unity knot motif and wind around the waist of the figure, forming a belt.
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 239, #695-696 (A, B); BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 75, #111; BIB# 27315