Wing Inlay

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Object Name: 
Wing Inlay
Accession Number: 
76.1.69
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 5.9 cm, H: 2.2 cm, Th: 3.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Canes of translucent deep blue, opaque white, opaque yellow, opaque red, and opaque light medium blue glass, pitted, some bubbly glass, thick weathering product on edges and back; face repolished recently. Right wing of a scarab with flame-like feathers, small flame-like red feathers cased with white in a blue matrix form the interior arch, from this band spread long large medium blue feathers cased with blue in a yellow matrix with yellow bordering the tips while the smaller feathers on the lower section of the wing retain a tip of red followed by yellow and cased with blue.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 230, #670, pl. 32; BIB# 29547