Portrait Bust

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Object Name: 
Portrait Bust
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.85
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.1 cm; Base W: 2.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
275-325
Primary Description: 
Semi-opaque dark blue glass; probably cast, engraved. Bust which, when resting on base, leans backwards. Three-dimensional image of male with short, straight hair, perhaps cropped, moustache and carefully trimmed beard; large bulbous eyes with engraved pupils; dress consists of cloak with clasp on right shoulder, worn over tunic.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-06-21 through 2002-09-06
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Word Becomes Image (2015) illustrated, p.38;
Cage Cups: Late Roman Luxury Glasses (2015) illustrated, p. 199; BIB# 146773
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 28, #25; p. 326, #25; BIB# 58895
Vetri dei Cesari (1988) illustrated, p. 23, #3; BIB# 33467
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 23, #3; BIB# 31831
History Revealed in Ancient Glass (1964-09) illustrated, p. 352; BIB# AI46886
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 115-116, #190; BIB# 27315