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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, W: 3.2 cm, Th: 0.9 cm
On Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Mosaic Plaque with Prisoners. Translucent aquamarine glass backing, bubbly, fused to a strip composed of canes of opaque yellow, opaque white, opaque brick-red, opaque turquoise and translucent medium blue glass; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, repolished recently. On a white ground two brick-red nude captives are bound hand and foot by a yellow cord to a vertical turquoise column with red and white v-shaped capital; beard, facial features, pubic hair and rope are highlighted with deep blue; the strip preserves this design duplicated twice and surrounded by a triple border, the center register consisting of alternating blue and red squares each separated by white with a register of yellow above and below; this border is missing on the left side indicating that at least one or more squares of this captive motif existed in the original strip; the backing glass is irregular and retains tooling marks over the entire surface.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
The Book and the Spade
University of Wisconsin-Madison 1975 through 1975
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 239-240, #697, pl. 32; BIB# 29547
The Book and the Spade : v. 3: Final Report (1975) p. 38, #191; BIB# 19420
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 72-73, #110; BIB# 27315