Snake Fragment (mosaic glass inlay)

Object Name: 
Snake Fragment (mosaic glass inlay)

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Object Name: 
Snake Fragment (mosaic glass inlay)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.5 cm, Th: 0.9 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow, opaque medium green, translucent deep blue, translucent medium blue and translucent bluish-green and colorless glass, pitted, slightly weathered on some surfaces; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Fragment preserves segment of a snake body with long parallel scales on underside in multiple colors predominantly opaque white and greyish-white canes cased on three sides with green, yellow-green, yellow and red in a random fashion, the upper portion of the snake delineated in blue scales cased with yellow, on the opposite side a flat strip of deep blue and colorless glass form a backing strip.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Albert Eio & Cie, Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 231-232, #674; BIB# 29547