Head Inlay

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Head Inlay
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Overall H: 2 cm, W: 1.6 cm, Th: 0.7 cm
Not on Display
699-200 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent medium deep blue glass, canes of opaque white and opaque yellow, dull surface, brown and white devitrification; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, cast and retouched by cutting. Inlay element of a male head facing left, mosaic glass eye and eyebrow in white and yellow, no mouth delineated, ear and area around nose retouched by cutting; much dendritic devitrification noticeable on surface.
Kelekian, C. Dikran, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 168-169, #445; BIB# 29547