Fish Fragment from Plate or Mosaic Plaque

Object Name: 
Fish Fragment from Plate or Mosaic Plaque

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Object Name: 
Fish Fragment from Plate or Mosaic Plaque
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Overall H: 2.5 cm
Not on Display
99 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Turquoise glass ground, inlaid with canes of translucent yellow-green and amethyst, heavily pitted surface, some devitrification, light brown weathering product all over; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Roughly triangular fragment of a plate or plaque with scale pattern of a fish in yellow-green, possibly fin sections defined by long amethyst lines above and below, a contrasting scale pattern appears to have been more heavily weathered perhaps an opaque white or an opaque yellow.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 195-196, #532; BIB# 29547