Fragment of Plaque or Medallion

Object Name: 
Fragment of Plaque or Medallion

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Plaque or Medallion
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.1.286
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2 cm, W: 1.1 cm, Th (blue): 0.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1-99
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass over opaque white; cast in at least two layers. Fragment of plaque or medallion consisting of blue head in prominent relief fused to white underlay, with small piece of white above or in blue layer at base of neck. Head shown frontally, perhaps turned slightly to vier's right; youth or young adult male with wavy hair combed forward at front and cut in fringe across forehead; long, rather narrow but by no means gaunt face with neither mustache nor beard; long neck. At base of neck, patch of white glass, which is separated from white underlay by thin layer of blue, rises to surface.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 27, #23; p. 326, #23; BIB# 58895