Mosaic Plaque

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4 cm, L: 7.1 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Ray Winfield Smith
Primary Description: 
Polychrome decoration, probably fused of crushed and ground frit, pitted surface. Rectangular shape, depicts Egyptian scene; on a medium blue ground, two figures lead in procession a ceremonial bull or Apis, the sacred bull; yellow, red and black stripe border frames scene, yellow-green border on edge; side on which the figures proceed to the left retains a clear outline and more detail, "back" side preserves brighter colors; first figure in Egyptian dress (green and red) and hairstyle holds a red staff and leads Apis by a yellow rope; Apis is black, brown and white with red eye and nose, a multicolor sash (yellow, red, black, white, blue, green) is draped around his neck; second figure in Egyptian dress and hairstyle pushes the bull from behind; first figure is light in color, second is brown; Apis is better proportioned than the human figures.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
King Farouk, Former Collection
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Fakes and Forgeries Exhibition
Corning Museum of Glass 1973 through 1973
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 300, #916; BIB# 29547
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, p. 54, fig. 13, upper left; BIB# AI90923