Fragment of Rectangular Tray

Object Name: 
Fragment of Rectangular Tray

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Rectangular Tray
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 5.6 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Bands of opaque white cased with bands of translucent greenish-aquamarine and amethyst glass, also round canes with opaque white centers, concentric opaque white lines in a greenish-aquamarine matrix with some opaque yellow dots forming a concentric ring in some elements, thick iridescent weathering crust over entire surface; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, subsequently polished. Fragment preserves floor, wall and hook or horned section of an elaborate handle from a small rectangular tray handle, and adjacent wall is formed of millefiori canes while the body of the vessel seems to be fabricated from ribbon glass.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 193, #522, pls. 25, 41; BIB# 29547