Hieroglyph Inlay

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Object Name: 
Hieroglyph Inlay
Place Made: 
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Overall H: 2 cm, L: 3.8 cm, Th: 0.7 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 brick-red, translucent deep blue, translucent light green glass, dull, possibly repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Fragment of the hieroglyph primarily composed of a checkerboard pattern of alternating squares of red with alternating squares composed of nine smaller squares of blue and white, on the flat side a repetitive motif of a long blue rectangle alternating with a composite rectangle of short red, green and blue elements each separated by a narrow band of yellow, entire strip is cased above and below with a wide yellow band and backed with a thick layer of green and some irregular patches of opaque white.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 224-225, #651, pl. 32; BIB# 29547