Mosaic Scarab in Metal Mount

Object Name: 
Mosaic Scarab in Metal Mount

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Scarab in Metal Mount
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 0.6 cm, W: 1.7 cm, D: 1.3 cm
Not on Display
about 800-899 (glass)
1800-1999 (carving of glass and mount)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Opaque red, yellow, and green glass; opaque brown and white glass; matte grayish brown metal. Cane slices and other fragments fused; cut and polished; attached to metal mount. Scarab: oval with rounded top and flat underside, consisting of three fused elements: at center, triangular fragment of object consisting of cane slices with, at center, red dot surrounded by yellow ring, with ring of yellow and green radial stripes on outside; on either side of this, scrambled scraps of brown, red, yellow, and white glass. Upper surface has wheel-cut lines representing head and folded wings. Mount: hollow oval bezel decorated with twisted wire band on outside and with bar across greatest width at back.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 22, #611; BIB# 113723