Plaque with Face

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Face
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Overall H: 6 cm, W: 5 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque white, opaque white with pink tinge, opaque red, translucent amethyst, translucent blue-grey and colorless with a yellow-brown tinge, pitted with some traces of weathering product in low spots; mosaic glass technique, upper surface reground. Fragment broken on all sides preserves faces of a female figure; above, a strip of blue-grey and white are sandwiched between a band of amethyst forming a cap or head cover of some sort; on the figure's left is preserved a small section of yellow-brown glass indicating the hair near the ear with small threads of amethyst indicating individual strands; the eyes and mouth are outlined with amethyst and further shaded by bands of light pink on an almost white face, the nose is delineated with three bands; pink, grey-pink and a cane of transparent glass with a yellow-brown tinge, a small section of the lip is preserved, highlighted with an opaque red element.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 262, #789, pl. 35; BIB# 29547