Mosaic Glass Strip

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Glass Strip
Accession Number: 
59.1.104
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, W: 1.2 cm, Th: 0.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
75 BC-25 AD
Primary Description: 
Opaque red, opaque yellow, opaque white and translucent deep blue glass, pitted, dull back, broken at lower end, one face repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. On a thin rectangular strip a motif of a winged red-tipped yellow phallus, the wings formed of opaque yellow centers cased respectively in red and white with a volute in white at the base, the motif is preserved almost completely in the lower element and is broken off in the top element.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 223, #645; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 76-77, #118; BIB# 27315