Fragment of Bar in Checkerboard Pattern

Object Name: 
Fragment of Bar in Checkerboard Pattern

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bar in Checkerboard Pattern
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.1.39
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 0.7 cm, L: 2 cm, W: 4.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
75 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Bar in Checkerboard Pattern. Canes of translucent deep blue, opaque white, opaque red and opaque yellow, bubbly, pitted thick light brown weathering crust on sides; fused. Bar fragment preserves a roughly triangular segment of an element roughly a long, thin rectangle in cross section with a checkerboard pattern of blue square canes which alternate with a composite square cane with a yellow square center and equal red square at each side and a white square filling out the design into a larger square; on both sides the design is well preserved while the center retains badly distorted elements.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
1968-03-20
Category: 
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. 214-215, #610; BIB# 29547