Fragment of a Floral Plaque

Object Name: 
Fragment of a Floral Plaque

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Object Name: 
Fragment of a Floral Plaque
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.1.232 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.3 cm, W: 6.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
possibly 99-75 BC
Primary Description: 
Fragment of a Floral Plaque. Translucent greyish medium blue matrix with assorted canes of opaque red, opaque yellow, opaque white, translucent green, translucent yellow-green and translucent pale amethyst glass; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Badly weathered and pitted fragment, portion of finished edge on either side still preserved, backing glass of multi-colored strips predominantly green, red and yellow, smooth but bubbly. Central design consists of three poppy-like flowers, central yellow-green and green on a yellow stock, on either side a stalk with red bulb, above is a large circular yellow fruit or flower center badly pitted with radiating petals of yellow, perhaps not unlike the large flower in 50.1.40; on either side are star-like flowers with round centers of green glass containing red dots surrounded by six pointed white leaves.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Tano, Phocion J., Former Collection
Panel Show II
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1958 through 1958
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 256, #763; BIB# 29547