Mosaic Inlay

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Inlay
Accession Number: 
59.1.95
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.7 cm, W: 1.3 cm, Th (max): 0.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
99 BC-25 AD
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque brick-red, opaque yellow, opaque white, opaque yellow-green and opaque aquamarine in a translucent deep blue glass matrix, bubbly pitted with one surface reground recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Half the face of a satyr or papasilenos with a red face, features delineated with translucent deep blue; yellow and aquamarine iris in an opaque white eye lined with blue and highlighted with an alternating white and blue banded eyebrow, above a filet of grape leaves, the vine in yellow, two leaves of aquamarine cased in yellow on forehead with three yellow-green leaves cased in red above his head, a rosette of yellow with blue dots probably represents grapes on the forehead; beard and mustache delineated with fine opaque white lines.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Venue(s)
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
 
Best of 50
Venue(s)
Taft Museum 1977-03 through 1977-05
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Venue(s)
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
 
Best of 50
Venue(s)
Taft Museum 1977-03 through 1977-05
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Insinuendo (2012) illustrated, front cover;
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
Exhibition: Explore Ancient Rome in Corning (2008-04-24) illustrated
Exhibition: Explore Ancient Rome in Corning (2008-04-24) illustrated
Exhibition: Reflecting Antiquity (2008-02-21) illustrated, p. 6D;
Exhibition: Reflecting Antiquity (2008-02-21) illustrated, p. 6D;
Learning from the ancients (2008-02-20) illustrated, p. 1D;
Learning from the ancients (2008-02-20) illustrated, p. 1D;
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome (2008-01) illustrated
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome (2008-01) illustrated
Masters of Studio Glass (2008-01) illustrated
Alexandrinische Mosaikglaseinlagen (2008) illustrated, p. 99; BIB# 103573
The Gather (2007) illustrated, p. 4, top right;
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass (1995) p. 11, Fig. 9; BIB# 26765
A Search for Franchini Scent Bottles (1995) illustrated, p. 18, fig.5;
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass (1995) p. 11, Fig. 9; BIB# 26765
A Search for Franchini Scent Bottles (1995) illustrated, p. 18, fig.5;
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 11, lower right; BIB# 67749
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 237, #689, pl. 32; BIB# 29547
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 237, #689, pl. 32; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 46, 69, pl. 3, #98; BIB# 27315
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 46, 69, pl. 3, #98; BIB# 27315