Fragment of Snake

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Snake
Accession Number: 
66.1.115
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 2.5 cm, D: 2.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with opaque yellow, pitted, dull surface, some thin iridescent film; mosaic glass technique, tooled. Fragment preserves triangular head of a snake decorated with diamond patterns of yellow over the entire surface, the sides of the head are beveled, the top and bottom are flat, there is a constriction at the base of head and a small segment of body is preserved.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
1966
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 212, #601; BIB# 29547