Fragment of Mosaic Plate or Dish

Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Plate or Dish

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Plate or Dish
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 1.2 cm, W: 3.4 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Large canes of opaque red and translucent deep blue-green glass forming an overall checkerboard pattern, dull surface on interior, unweathered exterior; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, lathe-polished on interior, fire-polished on exterior. Fragment preserves rim and floor of a shallow vessel with rounded rim and concentric circular polishing grooves on interior and horizontal tooling marks below rim on exterior. Star canes of opaque yellow with translucent bluish-green rays are arranged in two rows of three each in the red cane while floral canes of translucent yellowish-green cased with opaque yellow are placed in two rows of two within the translucent bluish-green square cane.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 184, #487, pl. 25; BIB# 29547