Mosaic Plaque with Lion Attacking Man

Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque with Lion Attacking Man

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque with Lion Attacking Man
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Overall H: 1.7 cm, W: 2 cm, Th: 0.5 cm
On Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Mosaic Plaque with Lion Attacking Man. Canes of opaque white, opaque red, opaque yellow, translucent turquoise and translucent deep yellow-green, appearing black, all in a matrix of opaque medium deep blue glass, pitted, dull sides, one face with much brown decomposition on figures, the other repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Thick slice of a roughly rectangular cane preserving the design of a yellow lion outlined and delineated with thin yellow-green lines and splashes of red in face advances to the left on a Negro captive who is tied in conventional Egyptian style with arms bound to a turquoise post behind him; he sits with left leg forward and right leg folded under him with white boots and a red and white kilt which is suspended from white straps that run over the shoulders; the lion places his right paw on the shoulder of the captive, his left paw on the knee, his head and the face of the captive touch.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 234-235, #682; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 73, #105; BIB# 27315