6 Mosaic Wing Inlays from Mosaic Glass Shrine

Object Name: 
6 Mosaic Wing Inlays from Mosaic Glass Shrine

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Object Name: 
6 Mosaic Wing Inlays from Mosaic Glass Shrine
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.94 F
Dimensions: 
Largest Wing (59.1.94 F-2) H: 0.7 cm, W: 2.6 cm, D: 0.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
6 Mosaic Wing Inlays from Mosaic Glass Shrine. Mosaic glass or millefiori elements. Three mosaic glass inlays in the form of wings, two large have a scale pattern of blue cased with yellow from which radiate a series of white feathers cased in blue and in turn a larger series of blue feathers cased in red flare out in white matrix, the entire wing appears lightly cased in red. A second smaller wing identical to the first two and a central section may be the central portion of the right wing of two additional fragments of small wings one of which is repaired.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 230-231, #671; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 69-71, #99; BIB# 27315