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 C
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.3 cm, W: 4.7 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. Section preserving one side of a plaque, backed with muddy amethyst and blue strips, irregular and deeply tooled, the design consists of three pieces of fruit with a small colorless glass cross in the center cased in white and followed by yellow, from these fruit radiate long yellow stems with opposing leaves, the upper half of the leaf in blue-green, the lower half in green, on either side of the central stem inverted triangular shape flowers, base yellow, the center white, the upper portion red, on the right a white flower badly distorted.
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, #765; BIB# 29547