5 Fragments of Composite Molding Strips

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5 Fragments of Composite Molding Strips

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Object Name: 
5 Fragments of Composite Molding Strips
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Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
All fragments are a composition of translucent medium to deep blue glass with strips or trails of opaque white, all are heavily weathered with thin iridescent film flaking off; mosaic glass technique. (a) A narrow rectangular strip roughly rectangular in cross section with slightly beveled sides, upper surface overlaid with a thin layer of white. (b) Cane, circular in cross section. (c) A strip roughly rectangular in cross section, medium blue base overlaid with a thick layer of colorless glass, long parallel bubbles preserved in colorless surface. (d) Narrow rectangular strip roughly trapezoidal in cross section, composed of three equal elements, two blue canes on either side of the central opaque white cane, on the smaller of the trapezoidal surfaces is fused a long narrow band which appears to be folded over and has multiple parallel trails of opaque white, the surface between this band and the base has been overlaid with white which runs down one side of the trapezoid. (e) A long rectangular strip, almost square in cross section, appears an inlay cane, in cross section an opaque white strip forms one arm of a cross, two narrower opaque red strips form the opposing arm, the square is filled out with strips of deep blue.
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. 247-248, #724 (a-e); BIB# 29547