Plaque with Sulphide of Bacchus

Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Bacchus

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sulphide of Bacchus
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
84.3.60
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.2 cm, W: 12.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1820-1840
Credit Line: 
Clara S. Peck Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, white sulphide; encased, cut, molded sulphide. Rectangular, slightly convex shape, with cut radial angular grooves and fine ribbing on the reverse; enclosing a large sulphide head of a man (Bacchus), depicted frontally, wearing a wreath of ivy in his curly hair, and with ivy cascading down the sides of his face, to a ribbon bow tied underneath his chin; reverse side undecorated; held in a four-armed metal armature, connected to a circular frame at the center, with a fifth arm rising vertically, ending in a ring with a loose ring for hanging.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Peck, Clara S., Source
1984-04-06
Lyons, Louis, Source
1984-04-06
Sulphides at Corning (1985-86) p. 23, fig. 7;