Vulture Headdress Inlay

Object Name: 
Vulture Headdress Inlay

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Object Name: 
Vulture Headdress Inlay
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Overall H: 4 cm, W: 1.8 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Not on Display
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Canes of turquoise, opaque yellow, opaque red, opaque orange, opaque yellow-green, translucent deep blue mounted on a colorless greenish glass, pitted, repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. The inlay appears complete, preserves a scale pattern of turquoise with deep blue dots in the center, each scale outlined in yellow, beyond a row of red feathers tipped with blue and outlined in orange a second row of green tipped with red and outlined in orange, finally the exterior border of blue tipped with red and outlined with orange.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 240, #698, pl. 32; BIB# 29547