Mosaic Inlay

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Inlay
Accession Number: 
67.1.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.3 cm, W: 1.5 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent medium gray-blue glass background with canes of opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow, translucent aquamarine and translucent yellow-green glass; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, cut and repolished recently. Slice of a large inlay plaque preserving half of a female head; the face and eye modeled in opaque white with features in blue, lips and hair in red, delineation of hair yellow-green above a stylized floral filet in yellow with an oval jewel in aquamarine at the center, all on a medium gray-blue ground.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Munzen & Medaillen A. G., Source
1967
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
Alexandrinische Mosaikglaseinlagen (2008) illustrated, p. 152; BIB# 103573
Mosiac Glass Mask Plaques and the Ancient Theater (1999) illustrated, pp. 65-66, fig. 13;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 239, #694, pl. 32; BIB# 29547