Head Inlay

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Object Name: 
Head Inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.1.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2 cm, W: 1.6 cm, Th: 0.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
699-200 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent medium deep blue glass, canes of opaque white and opaque yellow, dull surface, brown and white devitrification; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, cast and retouched by cutting. Inlay element of a male head facing left, mosaic glass eye and eyebrow in white and yellow, no mouth delineated, ear and area around nose retouched by cutting; much dendritic devitrification noticeable on surface.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kelekian, C. Dikran, Source
1968-03-20
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 168-169, #445; BIB# 29547