Head Inlay

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Object Name: 
Head Inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
52.7.4
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 3 cm, L: 4.5 cm, Th: 1.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Opaque red glass with inlays of opaque white and translucent medium blue glass, dull surface, no weathering product; cast and retouched by cutting. Badly chipped and somewhat coarse head of a male figure facing left, eye and eyebrow gouged out to receive inlays, eye preserved but broken.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Source
1952-02-04
Mansoor, M. A., Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 169, #446; BIB# 29547
The magnificient collection of ancient Egyptian art, Greek and Roman sculptures ... formed by M. A. Mansoor (1952-01-31) lot #63;