Fragment with Avitus

Object Name: 
Fragment with Avitus

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Avitus
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Overall W: 6.8 cm; Decoration Diam: 3.2 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Greenish colorless glass; gold sandwich. Circular medallion decorated with gold leaf between two glass elements fused together: upper, dish-shaped with thin (1 mm) side and thicker base (4 mm); lower, flat, apparently turned downward at edge; decoration consists of roundel with border of contiguous diamond-shaped motifs, containing horse, saddled and bridled, facing right, with beardless male rider, in tunic, turned to face viewer, right arm raised, with whip or palm in hand; inscriptions, in Greek, in capitals: on either side of rider's head, "AOU ITE"; vertical, on left side of roundel "PIE ZH-SES", all in gold leaf, with details of horse and rider scratched.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 247-248, pl. 839; BIB# 58895
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 76, 249; BIB# 61154
Glass, Gold, and Gold-Glasses (1996) illustrated, p. 10, fig. 11; BIB# AI1414
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 220-221, #444; BIB# 27315
Gold Glass: An ancient technique rediscovered (1956-12) pp. 12-15, ill.;