Setting from Ring

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Object Name: 
Setting from Ring
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.228
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.8 cm, W: 2.3 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
300-399
Primary Description: 
Transparent, slightly reddish brown, with small bubbles. Cast or pressed; engraved, ground, and polished. Setting for ring: oval. Upper surface is roughly circular (D. 1.9 cm) and flat; side curves out and down; lower surface is flat. Engraved decoration on upper surface: at center, cross with three arms of equal length and top and sides, and longer arm at bottom; all four terminate in short perpendicular cuts; on either side of cross, bird standing, with folded wings; each bird faces away from cross, but has head turned to look backward.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 69, 219, #1007; BIB# 58895