Fragment of Wall Revetment Inlay

Object Name: 
Fragment of Wall Revetment Inlay

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Wall Revetment Inlay
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.8 cm, W: 4.6 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque white, opaque yellow, opaque greenish-yellow and opaque red in bright translucent green matrix, pitted, cut in half and mounted on a stone plaque, repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Fragment appears to have been cut into a regular polygonal pattern before it was mounted; design appears to be stylized leaf or tree with yellow trumpet-shaped stem on top of progressively larger heart-shaped stylized leaf elements resembling an evergreen, each of these leaf elements contains a white center case with greenish-yellow and outlined with bright red on a bright green background.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 258, #779; BIB# 29547