Strip with Floral Frieze

Object Name: 
Strip with Floral Frieze

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Object Name: 
Strip with Floral Frieze
Accession Number: 
59.1.106
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.1 cm, W: 4.2 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Canes of translucent amethyst, opaque brick-red, opaque white and turquoise, dull, brown weathering product on sides and back, surface repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, cut and polished. Horizontal inlay strip preserves a repetitious pattern of four stylized floral motifs beginning with an ivy sprig in red and amethyst generated from an amethyst volute, next a palmette in red and amethyst, a stylized anthemion (?) formed with a red center and double volutes on either side, finally a stylized lotus bud with turquoise center capped with red, the leaves formed in amethyst and finally a repeat of the first ivy motif, all in an opaque white matrix.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1948-09
to
1959-07-27
Habib Tawadros, Former Collection
1948--09
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15