The Morgan cup (technique) [electronic resource] / Corning Museum of Glass.

Title: 
The Morgan cup (technique) [electronic resource] / Corning Museum of Glass.
Publisher: 
Corning, N.Y. : Corning Museum of Glass, 2011.
Description: 
1 streaming video file (2 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Other Authors: 
Gudenrath, William.
Corning Museum of Glass.
Bib ID: 
131516
Notes: 
Not commercially distributed.
Glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make the Morgan Cup. The rarest and most elaborate luxury vessels of the early Roman Empire are cameo glasses. These objects were inspired by relief-cut gems of banded semiprecious stones, such as onyx. Glassmakers cased (covered) objects of one color with one or more layers of glass of different colors, with opaque white on translucent deep blue being the most popular combination. The layered "blank" was given to a lapidary for carving, cutting, and polishing. The process required great skill and considerable time.
Narrator, William Gudenrath, resident advisor, The Studio, The Corning Museum of Glass.
Title from resource description page.
Mode of access: internet.
The Morgan Cup (once owned by J. Pierpont Morgan), is decorated with a continuous frieze depicting a religious ceremony at a rural shrine. One side shows a female approaching a statue of Silenus. Women who wanted to become pregnant sometimes invoked the help of the god Dionysus, for whom Silenus, his tutor, here acts as proxy.
Object/Material Note: 
Related to CMoG object: 52.1.93/