Plaque with Hathor

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Hathor
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.94 A
Dimensions: 
Overall (A-1 and A-2 combined) H: 2 cm, W: 1.6 cm, D: 0.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
299 BC-99 AD
Web Description: 
Hathor was the Egyptian goddess of love and joy. She was often represented with the head, horns, or ears of a cow.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Primary Description: 
Plaque with Hathor. Mosaic glass or millefiori elements. Half face of the goddess Hathor, canes of opaque yellow, opaque red, turquoise, all in a white matrix. Face delineated with blue, red lips, wig, series of alternating rosettes and turquoise and red "triglyphs", cow ear, horizontal crown base of small alternating vertical bands of yellow, red, deep blue and turquoise, base preserves delicate rosette necklace.
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Arte de vidriocontemporaneo usando el soplete (2006) illustrated, p. 13, bottom;
Arte de vidriocontemporaneo usando el soplete (2006) illustrated, p. 13, bottom;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 236, #686; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 69-71, #99; BIB# 27315