Hawk's Head Inlay

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Object Name: 
Hawk's Head Inlay
Accession Number: 
59.1.57
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.3 cm, W: 6.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
299-1 BC
Primary Description: 
Opaque white glass inlaid with translucent medium blue, opaque yellow, opaque brick-red and translucent deep blue glass, some surface pitting; cast and mosaic glass technique, polished and retouched by wheel-cutting. Beak overlaid with yellow, separation of upper and lower beak highlighted by wheel-cut line; eye composed of central deep blue dot surrounded by five alternating bands of white and brick-red, area behind eye highlighted by wheel-cut lines, bone structure above and in front of eye modeled when cast; three large pre-cast elements of medium blue highlight the head of the hawk.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
The Art of Glass; A Masterson Junior Gallery Exhibition
Venue(s)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1970-09-19 through 1970-11-15
Treasures in Glass
Venue(s)
Allentown Art Museum 1966 through 1966
 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Venue(s)
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11
 
Beads: 3500 Years of Glass Beads (2013) illustrated, p. 15 (fig 8); BIB# AI93926
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking (2003) illustrated, p. 7, fig. 2; BIB# 76421
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking (1999) illustrated, p. 7, fig. 2; BIB# 59888
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 232-233, #677, pl. 32; BIB# 29547
The Art of Glass: a Masterson Junior Gallery exhibition (1970) p. 32 frontispiece; BIB# 19211
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 13, 15, #1; BIB# 28036
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 32, #30; BIB# 27315