Fragment of Mosaic Glass Fish

Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Glass Fish

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Glass Fish
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Overall H: 2.5 cm, W: 2 cm
Not on Display
99 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Canes of colorless glass with yellow-greenish tinge, thin embedded scale pattern of opaque brick-red and opaque yellow and canes of opaque yellow with embedded scale patterns of brick-red and colorless with yellow-green tinge, opaque white canes with scale patterns of opaque yellow and translucent amethyst, bubbly with surface dulling; mosaic glass technique. Fragment of the back, body and tail of a multi-colored fish, back delineated with a band of colorless glass with an amethyst tinge, body composed of six rows of scale patterns the first in a colorless matrix, then opaque yellow, colorless, opaque yellow followed by two opaque white probably indicating the belly of the fish, below this alternating bands of thin opaque brick-red and wider opaque yellow delineate part of the tail.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Nassar Bros., Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 264-265, #793, pl. 35; BIB# 29547