Half of Mosaic Plaque with Satyr

Object Name: 
Half of Mosaic Plaque with Satyr

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Object Name: 
Half of Mosaic Plaque with Satyr
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.7 cm, W: 1.3 cm, Th (max): 0.4 cm
On Display
99 BCE-25 CE
Web Description: 
Glassmakers used halves of faces to form complete, symmetrical faces by combining two slices from the same cane, one of which was simply reversed. This inlay fragment shows one such half.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Primary Description: 
Half of Mosaic Plaque with Satyr. Canes of opaque brick-red, opaque yellow, opaque white, opaque yellow-green and opaque aquamarine in a translucent deep blue glass matrix, bubbly pitted with one surface reground recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Half the face of a satyr or papasilenos with a red face, features delineated with translucent deep blue; yellow and aquamarine iris in an opaque white eye lined with blue and highlighted with an alternating white and blue banded eyebrow, above a filet of grape leaves, the vine in yellow, two leaves of aquamarine cased in yellow on forehead with three yellow-green leaves cased in red above his head, a rosette of yellow with blue dots probably represents grapes on the forehead; beard and mustache delineated with fine opaque white lines.
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Best of 50
Taft Museum 1977-03 through 1977-05
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Insinuendo (2012) illustrated, front cover;
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
Exhibition: Explore Ancient Rome in Corning (2008-04-24) illustrated
Exhibition: Reflecting Antiquity (2008-02-21) illustrated, p. 6D;
Learning from the ancients (2008-02-20) illustrated, p. 1D;
Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome (2008-01) illustrated
Masters of Studio Glass (2008-01) illustrated
Alexandrinische Mosaikglaseinlagen (2008) illustrated, p. 99; BIB# 103573
New Acquisitions (2007) illustrated, p. 4, top right; BIB# AI75859
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 98 (Taf. 91); BIB# 83444
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass (1995) p. 11, Fig. 9; BIB# 26765
A Search for Franchini Scent Bottles (1995) illustrated, p. 18, fig.5; BIB# AI36707
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 11, lower right; BIB# 67749
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 237, #689, pl. 32; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 46, 69, pl. 3, #98; BIB# 27315