Mosaic Inlay

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
54.1.153
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 3.6 cm, W: 1.4 cm, Th (max): 3.3 mm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent medium grey-blue glass, pitted with canes of opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow, transparent amethyst and transparent green glass; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, cut and polished recently. Section of grey-blue cane with half of a female head, face modeled in white with amethyst eye and mouth, features delineated in grey-blue, lips and hair in brick-red with vine leaves and grapes in green outlined with yellow, small filet of green with yellow outline separates forehead from hair.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kouchakji, Fahim, Source
1954-07-01
The Lure of Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs Revisited
Venue(s)
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg 1996-01-10 through 1996-06-09
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
Alexandrinische Mosaikglaseinlagen (2008) illustrated, p. 106; BIB# 103573
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking (2003) illustrated, p. 111, fig. 99; BIB# 76421
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking (1999) illustrated, p. 99, fig. 89; BIB# 59888
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 238, #691; BIB# 29547