Lion's Head Inlay

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Object Name: 
Lion's Head Inlay
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Overall H: 2.2 cm, W: 2 cm, Th: 0.7 cm
Not on Display
299-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue and turquoise glass, pitted, dull surface; cast with mosaic glass or millefiori technique, retouched by cutting. Head of a lion facing left, eye drilled for receiving an inlay, above this hole an element is fused containing a deep blue band representing eyebrow fused between two strips of turquoise glass; the snout, mouth, fur around the neck, ear and depression beneath the eye are all retouched by cutting.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 233, #678; BIB# 29547