Plate(?) (Fragment)

Object Name: 
Plate(?) (Fragment)

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Object Name: 
Plate(?) (Fragment)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.280
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.2 cm; Blue Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
300-399
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass over semi-translucent turquoise, gold; blown or cast, leaf-gilded and decorated with stylus, cased, cut. Plate(?): fragment has very slightly concave upper surface and concave lower surface. Blue glass has gilded decoration consisting of lion standing on ground line facing viewer's right; behind his head, final letter of inscription (N) and part or preceding letter; above lion, two parallel horizontal lines below broader horizontal line; below ground line, two parallel lines which slant, or curve, down from left to right; ground line and broad line at top of fragment have scratched transverse hatching, and lion has scratched details. Back of blue glass has wheel-cut lines, including two concentric arcs.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 222-223, #447; BIB# 27315