Plate/Mosaic Plaque

Object Name: 
Plate/Mosaic Plaque

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Object Name: 
Plate/Mosaic Plaque
Accession Number: 
65.1.7
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.2 cm, W: 4 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
99 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Opaque medium blue ground inlaid with canes of light grey and dark grey with amethyst striations, also grey with yellow swirls, surface spalled with devitrification, some pitting; cast with mosaic glass inlay. Fragment of a plate of plaque of considerable thickness which preserves the tail of a fish composed of thin bands of dark grey with amethyst streaks alternating with wider band of light grey, below is a circular nodule of glass inlay consisting of a yellow and grey swirl. One side of the fragment appears to have been ground and may represent the perimeter of a substantial plaque.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1965
Category: 
Treasures in Glass
Venue(s)
Allentown Art Museum 1966 through 1966
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 196, #533, pl. 29; BIB# 29547