Mosaic Plaque

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque
Accession Number: 
74.1.43
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.4 cm, W: 4.3 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1940-1949
Primary Description: 
Opaque multicolored glass frit, dull and pitted with pinprick bubbles; fused then ground and polished. On a dark blue-grey ground, a brown male wearing a black Egyptian wig and striped multicolor wrap kneels on right knee, facing right he extends an offering tray stacked with foods and from his left hand extends an inverted floral stalk, the scene is framed by a border of blue squares which alternate with rectangles of five bands (red, yellow, deep blue, yellow and red); a frame of black glass forms the outer edge.
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, p. 301, #918; BIB# 29547
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 53-54, fig. 33; BIB# AI90923