6 Mosaic Wing Inlays from Mosaic Glass Shrine

Object Name: 
6 Mosaic Wing Inlays from Mosaic Glass Shrine

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access, which will be incrementally released over time. On November 1, 2022, “My Collection” sets will be discontinued and no longer available. If you have “My Collection” sets you wish to preserve, we encourage you to print the sets, save as a PDF, or otherwise make your own copies of important information for your future reference.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
6 Mosaic Wing Inlays from Mosaic Glass Shrine
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.94 F
Largest Wing (59.1.94 F-2) H: 0.7 cm, W: 2.6 cm, D: 0.2 cm
Not on Display
299 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
6 Mosaic Wing Inlays from Mosaic Glass Shrine. Mosaic glass or millefiori elements. Three mosaic glass inlays in the form of wings, two large have a scale pattern of blue cased with yellow from which radiate a series of white feathers cased in blue and in turn a larger series of blue feathers cased in red flare out in white matrix, the entire wing appears lightly cased in red. A second smaller wing identical to the first two and a central section may be the central portion of the right wing of two additional fragments of small wings one of which is repaired.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 230-231, #671; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 69-71, #99; BIB# 27315