Mosaic Glass Panel with Birds

Object Name: 
Mosaic Glass Panel with Birds

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Glass Panel with Birds
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Overall H: 28.8 cm, W: 28.2 cm; Panel H: 26.5 cm, W: 26.1 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Bluish-green glass matrix with opaque colored glass inlays; elements made in mosaic technique, then inlaid. Rectangular plaque; five birds of different colors perch on branches, some terminating in buds, with numerous circular leaves or flowers in background. Each bird is different: (1) top left, facing right, brown outline, yellow body and green wing; (2) top right, facing right, white body and red wing; (3) center, facing left, yellow body and red wing and feet; (4) bottom left, facing right, brown body with white streaks and blue and white wing; (5) bottom right, facing left, dark green body streaked with white and yellow, green and yellow wing, yellow feet; branches consist of canes of various colors: red and yellow, brown and white, plain white; buds are ovoid and monochrome: white (?), pale green, red; leaves or flowers are roughly circular sections from mosaic canes, the majority being either bright turquoise with red and yellow "eyes" or pale green with white "eyes".
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Glass of the Caesars
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 18. fig. 2.3, row 1, #5; BIB# 120381
Ancient Glass = Koda-i garasu (2001) illustrated, p. 14, fig. 24; BIB# 71423
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass (1995) illustrated, p. 16, Fig. 16; BIB# 26765
Glass Of The Roman Empire (1988) illustrated, pp. 22-23, fig. 7; pp. 6, 9; BIB# 32608
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, pp. 32-33, #10; BIB# 31831