Plaque with Inlaid Dolphin

Object Name: 
Plaque with Inlaid Dolphin

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Inlaid Dolphin
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.4 cm, W: 4.6 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
Not on Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass over opaque white, inlaid with opaque brown and yellow canes, and opaque red, yellow, green, brown, and brownish yellow; gold wire; cast in two layers, cut and inlaid. Plaque: almost square, with beveled edges. Flat surface decorated with dolphin (or similar marine creature) and four small motifs, one at each corner. Dolphin swims downward from top left to bottom right, apparently with loop in body (which resembles coiled body of snake); main elements outlined with gold wire and filled with small pieces of cane and monochrome glass: snout is deep blue and red, top of head is green, eye is deep blue and red, lower jaw is brown and yellow cane, front of body is brownish yellow; pelvic fins are brown, loop in body is brown and yellow cane, back of body is yellow, and tail is brown and yellow cane. Each corner motif has two roughly rectangular red inlays parallel to sides of plaque and meeting at 90°, with yellow drop-shaped element between them.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-11-18 through 2005-04-24
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2007-03-19 through 2007-08-25
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 24, #17; p. 325, #17; BIB# 58895