Bead Inlay

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Object Name: 
Bead Inlay
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 1 cm, W: 1 cm,Th: 0.6 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Canes of translucent amethyst, opaque brick-red and opaque white glass, dull surface with some pitting and brown incrustation; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, longitudinally pierced for suspension. Square bead consisting of a central round face in opaque white with creatures delineated in amethyst, small red mouth, the entire cased in translucent medium blue then in an opaque red square with concave sides, concavities infilled with opaque white squaring out the form.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, 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, p. 274, #821; BIB# 29547