2 Cameo Glass Fragments

Object Name: 
2 Cameo Glass Fragments

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Object Name: 
2 Cameo Glass Fragments
Accession Number: 
(a) H: 4.7 cm, W: 3.8 cm; (b) H: 2.8 cm, W: 2.8 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
(a) Translucent dark blue, with opaque white glasses; blown, cased, cut and engraved. Four-sided fragment; probably from upper part of cup, D: 10-12 cm, with translucent blue glass wall up to 0.4 cm thick. Opaque white glass overlay cut and engraved with trunk and branch of tree with two disproportionately large palmate, vine-like leaves. Knotted to trunk of tree, immediately below branch, curtain, presumably attached at other end to second upright element, such as tree or column; (b) translucent deep blue glass with opaque white casing; blown; cased; carved (cameo technique); lathe-cut. Fragment from cup, immediately below rim; wall curves outward below rim, then downward and inward. Decorated on outside with head of putto or young satyr facing half left; to the left, hanging drapery (?). On interior, immediately below rim, one lathe-cut groove.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 76, 249; BIB# 61154
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 58, #59; p. 329, #59; BIB# 58895
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 58, #59; p. 329, #59; BIB# 58895