Medallion

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Object Name: 
Medallion
Accession Number: 
59.1.113
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 4.6 cm, Th: 0.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Semi-opaque amethyst, opaque white, translucent amber glasses; wheel-cut and ground. Oval disc; disc of semi-opaque amethyst glass overlain by layers of opaque white and amber glasses. Most of the amber and much of the white glass has been removed, thereby creating a cameo plaque. The ornament consists of a female bust, the head seen in profile facing right. The hair is long and falls onto the shoulder. The figure is clothed and at least two strands of a necklace are visible. The flesh, clothing and jewelry are white; the hair is amber.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 42-43, #38; p. 327, #38; BIB# 58895