Snake

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Object Name: 
Snake
Accession Number: 
74.1.39
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 7.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Snake. Deep purple glass with trails of opaque yellow, white and yellow green glass, bubbly, pitted surface with patches of silvery iridescence; tooled and polished. Fragment preserves S-curve of body, D-shaped cross section, flattened on underside, center of back decorated with two opaque white trails, on either side a green trail, on outer edge, a yellow trail; underside retains chill marks.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1974-12-12
Technique: 
Material: 
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Jurors' Choice (2014) illustrated, p. 93, top; BIB# AI98391
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 213, #604; BIB# 29547