Mosaic Plaque

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque
Accession Number: 
74.1.42
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.1 cm, W: 7.9 cm, Th: 0.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1940-1949
Primary Description: 
Opaque multi-colored glass frit, dull and pitted; probably fused, then ground and polished. On a sky blue ground, a black Anubis with red collar and multi-color flail reclines on a greenish yellow pylon, a stylized black uzat eye motif appears on both sides of the brown door frame with a deep blue opening, a multicolor frieze of square elements elaborate the roof, the pylon is outlined in brown a frame of green, black and red elements surround the scene, a second frame of multicolor vertical, horizontal and cross patterns is surrounded by a third thin grey band.
Department: 
Provenance: 
King Farouk, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1974-12-12
Fakes and Forgeries Exhibition
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1973 through 1973
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 300-301, #917; BIB# 29547
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, p. 54, fig. 13, lower left; BIB# AI90923