Fused Mosaic Inlay Fragment

Object Name: 
Fused Mosaic Inlay Fragment

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Object Name: 
Fused Mosaic Inlay Fragment
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, W: 3.1 cm, Th: 7 mm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fahim Kouchakji
Primary Description: 
Fused Mosaic Inlay Fragment. Opaque green glass matrix with translucent amethyst backing, canes of opaque yellow, opaque white and opaque red, apparently polished; mosaic glass technique. Fragment of long rectangular strip with repetitive floral motif; preserves lower section of three stylized leaves in yellow outlined with amethyst and emerging from a stylized rectangular sepal composed of alternating bands of amethyst and white outlined in amethyst; below this the upper portion of two anthers in yellow with red centers are preserved above the break in the lower edge.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 222, #642; BIB# 29547