Lotus Bud Plaque from Mosaic Glass Shrine

Object Name: 
Lotus Bud Plaque from Mosaic Glass Shrine

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Object Name: 
Lotus Bud Plaque from Mosaic Glass Shrine
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.94 I
Overall H: 0.8 cm, W: 0.7 cm, D: 0.3 cm
Not on Display
299 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Lotus Bud Plaque from Mosaic Glass Shrine. Mosaic glass or millefiori elements. Mosaic glass inlay roughly square in cross section but probably a long vertical strip of a repetitive pattern, a lotus bud with base in opaque white and leaves in translucent blue and white all in an opaque red matrix.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 220, #636; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 69-71, #99; BIB# 27315