Fragment of Plaque with Sphinx and Eagle

Object Name: 
Fragment of Plaque with Sphinx and Eagle

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Plaque with Sphinx and Eagle
Accession Number: 
59.1.116
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.1 cm, W: 3.5 cm, Th: 0.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with opaque white glass overlay; cast in two layers; cut and engraved (cameo technique). Fragment of plaque with vertical edge; decorated with part of elaborate scene: on left-Sphinx crouches on slab, facing left; behind her, festoon of leaves with rosette at center and, perched above it, eagle shown frontally with outspread wings and head facing right; vertical edge ground; underside rough.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 46, #43; p. 327, #43; BIB# 58895