Maltese Cross

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access, which will be incrementally released over time. On November 1, 2022, “My Collection” sets will be discontinued and no longer available. If you have “My Collection” sets you wish to preserve, we encourage you to print the sets, save as a PDF, or otherwise make your own copies of important information for your future reference.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Maltese Cross
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.6 cm, Diam: 7 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur Rubloff
Primary Description: 
Colorless, red, opaque white lead glasses; paperweight, millefiori, cut. Domed, circular shape with cut rectangular facets covering the top, and a row of circular facets around the side; enclosing a design of four triangular pads of opaque white glass arranged in a cross pattern, with their points touching; encircled by a ring of green and white millefiori canes; set on a dome of white-lined tomato-red; polished pontil; inscribed in white paint: "658 531.1978".
Rubloff, Arthur, Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 25 (1983) illustrated, p. 265, #28; BIB# AI98084