Fragment of Mosaic Plaque

Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Plaque

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Plaque
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall W: 9.4 cm, D: 6.5 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
On Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Opaque medium blue, opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow and "black" (amethyst) glass canes, highly iridescent on sides and back, upper surface repolished recently; mosaic glass technique. Overall design consists of 1.5 cm. square elements composed of a central amethyst square surrounded by various colored squares; moving from center out the colors are white, red, amethyst, medium blue, yellow, amethyst, white, red, amethyst, blue; the overall pattern creates a repetitive checkerboard effect.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Zum romischen"Altarstein" des Andreas-Tragaltars (Egbertschrein) im Trier Domschatz (2013) illustrated, p. 28;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 252-253, #751, pl. 35; BIB# 29547