Mosaic Glass Strip

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Glass Strip
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, W: 1.2 cm, Th: 0.2 cm
Not on Display
75 BC-25 AD
Primary Description: 
Opaque red, opaque yellow, opaque white and translucent deep blue glass, pitted, dull back, broken at lower end, one face repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. On a thin rectangular strip a motif of a winged red-tipped yellow phallus, the wings formed of opaque yellow centers cased respectively in red and white with a volute in white at the base, the motif is preserved almost completely in the lower element and is broken off in the top element.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), 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. 223, #645; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 76-77, #118; BIB# 27315