Fragment of Mosaic Patella Cup

Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Patella Cup

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Patella Cup
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.2 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Stylized floral canes with opaque round centers and opaque yellow dots floating in a translucent amethyst matrix cased with an opaque brick-red followed by an opaque white, pitted dull exterior, interior reground recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique with trailed base. Fragment preserves bottom and portion of foot from a millefiori patella cup; the base has been trailed on separately but is made from a series of similar canes which have been grossly distorted.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 186, #494, pl. 29; BIB# 29547