Inlay

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Object Name: 
Inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.1.8
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 6.7 cm, D: 3.6 cm, Th: 1.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
299-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Red, white, black, and yellow (all opaque) glasses; rods of red, white, black, and yellow glass assembled and fused to form canes with square cross section; canes cut into slices and assembled on very thin backing of scrambled black and yellow, and fused; upper surface and edges ground; upper surface also polished. Inlay: roughly rectangular, but wider at one end, and with convex upper surface. Decoration of imbricated scales or feathers, consisting of eleven complete or incomplete rows of cane slices, almost perpendicular to edges. Each scale or feather is white, with red dot at tip and black outline, on yellow background; and each slice has either one complete motif with yellow on either side, or two half-motifs with yellow between them. Rows (beginning at narrower end) contain five motifs and two half-motifs, alternating with six motifs.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979
Inscription: 
F62
mark
on gack in green
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22