Fragment with Signs of the Zodiac

Object Name: 
Fragment with Signs of the Zodiac

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Signs of the Zodiac
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.132
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 6 cm, Th: 0.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass with very pale green tint; blown, wheel-cut. Fragment from floor of vessel with unpolished wheel-cut decoration; parts of eleven elements: (A) unidentified; (B) perhaps snake moving to left; (C) above snake, feline with vertical stripes on head and body, moving toward left but with head turned to right; (D) above feline, bird facing left; (E) above bird, horizontal row of three contiguous oval motifs; (F) to left of tiger, possibly ram; (G and H) to right of ram's head, two birds facing right; (I) to right of birds, possibly bull; (J) between bull's front hoofs, cornucopia-like object; (K) crab.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Material: 
Ancient Roman Glass
Venue(s)
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center 1982-08-01 through 1982-12-31
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. 279, #471; p. 379, #471; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 178-179, #359; BIB# 27315