2 Plaques

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Object Name: 
2 Plaques
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Overall W: 8 mm, L: 1.2 cm, a) Th: 1 mm, b) 2 mm
Not on Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
2 plaques. Canes of opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow, opaque grey and translucent deep blue and translucent medium blue glass, pitted, bubbly, brown weathering crust on edges; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Identical slices from the same cane which preserve a steer or bull-headed snake, the head of the bull is white, the eye and horns picked out in translucent medium blue, the body deep blue, this tapers to a cobra-like form with a scale pattern down the center in yellow and white, the hood modeled in two blues and cased with grey, the scale pattern stops at four alternating bands of dark blue and yellow, the tail beyond curves up and down entirely in grey; the red matrix is cased in translucent medium blue border.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Former Collection