Fragment of Unfinished Disk

Object Name: 
Fragment of Unfinished Disk

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Unfinished Disk
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.117
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.8 cm, Th: 0.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Opaque deep amethyst (appearing black), opaque white glasses; cast, carved (cameo technique). Fragment of flat circular disk; opaque deep amethyst sheet, 0.35 cm thick, with slightly raised rim, 0.8 cm wide, and opaque white overlay, 0.15 cm thick. Overlay mostly removed, leaving ornament in relief: on left, pedestal supporting curved leg or legs, perhaps of statue; to right (at center of plaque), standing figure approaches pedestal with left arm bent and hand in front of hip; behind him, seated or reclining figure, perhaps looking at person approaching pedestal, with one arm raised; on left, adjoining rim, indeterminate vertical element.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 43, #39; p. 327, #39; BIB# 58895
The Portland Vase (1990) illustrated, pp. 164-165, fig. 129; BIB# AI74242