Plaque with Lotuses and Palmettes

Object Name: 
Plaque with Lotuses and Palmettes

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Lotuses and Palmettes
Accession Number: 
59.1.105
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.9 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Plaque with Lotuses and Palmettes. Canes of opaque yellow, opaque orange, red, translucent amethyst, translucent deep blue and translucent greenish-blue in an opaque white matrix, dull, pitted, one surface reground recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Roughly square inlay with a four-petaled cloverleaf or rosette consisting of blue-green stems with a split orange-red leaf all cased in deep blue and surrounded by a stylized lotus and palmette motif, the palmette is primarily yellow cased with greenish-blue and orange-red leaves in turn outlined with amethyst, the volute of the palmette is deep blue and connects with the deep blue lotus bud, all in a white ground.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
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, pp. 223-224, #647; BIB# 29547