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: 
76.1.51
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm, W: 4.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
25 BCE-99 CE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque yellow, opaque yellow-green, opaque green, opaque red, translucent blue-green in an opaque white background, pitted, heavily weathered on sides and back, repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Irregular fragment preserves portions of three floral buds or fish (?) floating in an opaque white background; head of one element and tail fins of another are composed of opaque red canes; body highlighted with dark green on a yellow-green cylindrical tapering form, some elements in blue and yellow.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
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. 259, #780; BIB# 29547