Mosaic Plaque

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque
Accession Number: 
74.1.44
Dimensions: 
Overlay H: 4.3 cm, W: 4.2 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1940-1949
Primary Description: 
Opaque multicolored glass frit, dull and slightly pitted; fused then ground and polished. On a deep blue background, an orange woman in a white dress and long black Egyptian wig faces right and holds a long papyrus stalk in her right hand and extends a tray with three vessels in her left hand, below is a white table of offerings stacked with food, the scene is bordered by white squares alternating with rectangles composed of black, green, red, green, black bands, this is in turn framed by a medium blue border.
Provenance: 
King Farouk, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1974-12-12
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
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, #919; BIB# 29547
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 53-54, fig. 33; BIB# AI90923