Inlay

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Object Name: 
Inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.1.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 0.5 cm, W: 2.7 cm, D: 1.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Yellow, black, red, and deep blue (all opaque) glasses; rods of yellow, black, and red; yellow and black; and yellow, red, and blue assembled and fused to form canes, which were cut into slice, assembled, and fused; resultant complex canes cut into slices, assembled, and fused on red backing; upper surface and edges ground; upper surface also polished. Inlay: roughly rectangular, but wider at one end, and with slightly convex upper surface. Decoration consists of three composite elements: (from broader end): (1) alternating stripes of blue, yellow, red, yellow, and blue, perpendicular to sides; (2) semicircular element consisting three yellow and blue bars alternating with four yellow rods, those near edge being more or less semicircular and those near center being U-shaped or bent double: (from center), yellow, yellow lotus flowers in blue matrix, yellow, yellow ring-and-dot motifs in blue matrix, yellow, yellow lotus flowers in blue matrix, and yellow; (3) checkerboard pattern of yellow dots arranged in quincunx and linked by black oval motifs with yellow borders, on red background. Backing has several broken bubbles on underside.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979
Inscription: 
8351
mark
on back in black
F61
mark
on back in green
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22