Fragment of Panel with Footstool and Part of Couch

Object Name: 
Fragment of Panel with Footstool and Part of Couch

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Panel with Footstool and Part of Couch
Accession Number: 
72.1.12
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.1 cm, W: 14 cm, Th: 1.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Translucent very dark amethyst glass with opaque white glass overlay; cast, overlaid, relief-cut (cameo technique). Flat panel; fragment preserves small section of thick base line, above which are parts of (left) footstool with leg in form of lion's leg and foot; (center, right) turned leg of Kline or couch and part of seat, which is concealed by long drape; (right) part of draped standing figure.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1972-12-22
Norton Collection, Former Collection
Greau, Julien, Former Collection
Category: 
Cameo Glass: Masterpieces from 2000 Years of Glassmaking
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1982-05-01 through 1982-10-31
Cameo glass, one of the most costly and difficult decorating techniques since first century B.C., is documented and illustrated in this catalog. Included are examples from Rome, Islam, and China, as well as English 19th-century masterpieces by John Northwood and George Woodall among others. For the purposes of this catalog, the term “cameo glass” is used to refer to cased glass objects with two or more differently colored layers. The outer layer is usually an opaque or opalescent white, and the outer layer or layers have been carved in to leave the decoration standing in relief against a body of contrasting color. Shading is produced by thinning down the carved layer; highlights are created where the glass is left thickest. Both this catalog, and the exhibition for which it was created, documents the 2000-year cameo glass tradition.
Archaeology Exhibition
Venue(s)
Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester 1980-03 through 1980-03