Lion and Negro Plaque

Object Name: 
Lion and Negro Plaque

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Object Name: 
Lion and Negro Plaque
Accession Number: 
59.1.98
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.7 cm, W: 2 cm, Th: 0.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow, translucent turquoise and translucent deep yellow-green, appearing black, all in a matrix of opaque medium deep blue glass, pitted, dull sides, one face with much brown decomposition on figures, the other repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Thick slice of a roughly rectangular cane preserving the design of a yellow lion outlined and delineated with thin yellow-green lines and splashes of red in face advances to the left on a Negro captive who is tied in conventional Egyptian style with arms bound to a turquoise post behind him; he sits with left leg forward and right leg folded under him with white boots and a red and white kilt which is suspended from white straps that run over the shoulders; the lion places his right paw on the shoulder of the captive, his left paw on the knee, his head and the face of the captive touch.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 234-235, #682; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 73, #105; BIB# 27315