Fragment of a Floral Plaque

Object Name: 
Fragment of a Floral Plaque

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Object Name: 
Fragment of a Floral Plaque
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.1.232 A
Overall H: 5.3 cm, W: 6.1 cm
Not on Display
possibly 99-75 BCE
Primary Description: 
Fragment of a Floral Plaque. Translucent greyish medium blue matrix with assorted canes of opaque red, opaque yellow, opaque white, translucent green, translucent yellow-green and translucent pale amethyst glass; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Badly weathered and pitted fragment, portion of finished edge on either side still preserved, backing glass of multi-colored strips predominantly green, red and yellow, smooth but bubbly. Central design consists of three poppy-like flowers, central yellow-green and green on a yellow stock, on either side a stalk with red bulb, above is a large circular yellow fruit or flower center badly pitted with radiating petals of yellow, perhaps not unlike the large flower in 50.1.40; on either side are star-like flowers with round centers of green glass containing red dots surrounded by six pointed white leaves.
Tano, Phocion J. (Greek), Former Collection
Panel Show II
Corning Museum of Glass 1958 through 1958
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 256, #763; BIB# 29547