Fragment of Bar or Strip in Cloverleaf Pattern

Object Name: 
Fragment of Bar or Strip in Cloverleaf Pattern

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bar or Strip in Cloverleaf Pattern
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 3.8 cm, W: 2.8 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
Not on Display
299 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque red and opaque deep blue in an opaque white matrix, incrusted with a white weathering product, one surface repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Fragment preserves wide strip of a mosaic glass inlay, roughly a long rectangle in cross section, the design consisting of alternating monochrome cloverleaves, four red separated by three blue in a white matrix, the outside edges retain deformed red canes.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 221, #639; BIB# 29547