Inlay of Female Leg and Lower Torso

Object Name: 
Inlay of Female Leg and Lower Torso

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Object Name: 
Inlay of Female Leg and Lower Torso
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
72.1.23
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8 cm, Th: 1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299-1 BC perhaps earlier
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, bubbly; cast, repolished. Supple torso of a young woman broken below chest, retains slightly bulging belly with belly button drilled and polished, careful modeling of side and buttocks as well as knee, lower leg broken away; deep cut in side filled with three squares of opaque orange, each retain an opaque light blue lotus bud with pointed deep blue leaves and long opaque red line along bottom, the three squares are bordered top and bottom with a thin opaque yellow-green strip.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Moore, E. E., Source
1972-08-21
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 170-171, #451; BIB# 29547