Mosaic Plaque with Apis

Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque with Apis

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque with Apis
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.6 cm, W: 3.3 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
On Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Mosaic Plaque with Apis. Translucent canes of deep blue glass, opaque white, opaque yellow, opaque light green, and opaque red in a matrix of opaque light blue, bubbly with much chord and white stone, repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Apis bull composed of blue and white, outlined in blue, retains a yellow ear and eye while horns support a blue ureaus in a light green field; he stands on a pedestal decorated with alternating yellow palmette motifs, the base of which curl out to form two pairs of rosettes on either side, the lower rosette is a four-petaled flower with a yellow center, white leaves with red tips while the upper rosette is a yellow center with white stems, red center with yellow tips.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
The Lure of Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs Revisited
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg 1996-01-10 through 1996-06-09
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
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
Photography of Personal Adornment: Photographic Techniques (2014) illustrated, p. 135 (top); BIB# 134841
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
Ancient Glass = Koda-i garasu (2001) illustrated, p. 73, no. 91, p. 199; BIB# 71423
Beauty of Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 38; BIB# 77736
Mosiac Glass Mask Plaques and the Ancient Theater (1999) illustrated, p. 70, fig. 20;
All About Glass = Garasu Daihyakka (1993) p. 11; BIB# 36566
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 9, #13; BIB# 35681
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 45;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 32-33, pl. 8; BIB# 33819
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 18; p. 21, #9; BIB# 33211
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 24 (bottom); BIB# 32200
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 23 (top); BIB# 3398
Stained Glass: Jewels of Light (1988) illustrated, pp. 12-13; BIB# 59584
Book of Glass (1986) p. 25;
Appointments 1982 (1981) illustrated, Front cover; p. 8; BIB# 67110
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 11, middle; BIB# 67749
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 21, #9; BIB# 21161
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 235-236, #684, pl. 32; BIB# 29547
Der Apiskult im Alten Ägypten (1978) pp. 24-25; BIB# 3954
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, p. 71, #104; BIB# 27315