Inlay Fragment of Mosaic Plaque with Maenad or Female Head

Object Name: 
Inlay Fragment of Mosaic Plaque with Maenad or Female Head

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Object Name: 
Inlay Fragment of Mosaic Plaque with Maenad or Female Head
Accession Number: 
59.1.542
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.6 cm, W: 2.2 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent medium grey-blue background with canes of opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow, translucent green and translucent yellow-green glass, bubbly, dull surface; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, cut and polished. Slice of a large inlay plaque preserving a half of a female head, fragment preserves portion of the forehead in white with a yellow-green horizontal garland, above are spiral canes of red with blue-green curls in which a cluster of grapes and grape leaves are delineated; the grape clusters is a series of yellow circles in a blue-green matrix; the two leaves preserved in the hair are yellow-green canes cased with yellow while the two leaves outside the hair on the blue background are translucent green.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Alexandrinische Mosaikglaseinlagen (2008) illustrated, p. 112; BIB# 103573
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 238, #692; BIB# 29547