Torso Inlay (mosaic glass fragment)

Object Name: 
Torso Inlay (mosaic glass fragment)

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Object Name: 
Torso Inlay (mosaic glass fragment)
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Overall H: 3.2 cm, W: 1.9 cm
On Display
75 BC-25 AD
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque red, opaque yellow, opaque white, translucent blue-green, translucent deep blue, pitted, dull, perhaps deformed by heat; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Fragment preserves torso and waist of an elaborately draped figure. Below a small segment of blue stomach, the waist is belted with a horizontal feather pattern of turquoise, white, blue and red, outlined above and below with white; a white diagonal line runs down from the belt indicating division between the thighs, the upper part of the kilt consists of a checkerboard design of yellow and white squares arranged on a central blue square in a field of red squares, a sash in the shape of an upside down V separates this design from the lower design of yellow rosettes cased with amethyst or blue in an opaque red ground; the sash is outlined in white and there is a series of yellow stylized palmettes cased with amethyst and highlighted with red in a blue-green field.
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 241-242, #701; BIB# 29547