Mosaic Plaque with Brothel Keeper

Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque with Brothel Keeper

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Plaque with Brothel Keeper
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.8 cm, W: 2.4 cm
On Display
25 BCE-75 CE
Web Description: 
The Brothel Keeper was a character in the type of Greek drama known as New Comedy.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Mosaic Plaque with Brothel Keeper. Canes of opaque yellow, opaque brick-red, opaque white and translucent amethyst glass in a translucent yellow-green matrix, bubbly with some black stone and surface pitting; mosaic glass technique. Plaque formed of two identical halves mounted in a modern gilt paper binder; a fantastic theatrical mask consisting of a yellow face with elements delineated in amethyst; eyes are formed of amethyst centers with concentric circles of yellow, amethyst, and white on a red ground; an amethyst liner and eyelash, and an alternating opaque white and opaque yellow eyebrow; the mouth is amethyst surrounded by brick-red and a mustache of alternating opaque white and colorless canes along with colorless strokes indicating lines on the cheek; hair formed of triangular canes of opaque white set in colorless glass and outlined with an opaque white cane, the hair and beard terminate in long thin streaks.
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
Photography of Personal Adornment: Photographic Techniques (2014) illustrated, p. 135 (bottom); BIB# 134841
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 26-27; BIB# 135965
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 26-27; BIB# 130360
Ancient glass for the modern collector (2011-04) illustrated, p. 39; BIB# AI81693
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
Glass, Knocking at the Door of Art (2010) illustrated, pp. 26-27; BIB# 115616
Window, mirror, and prism (2009-01) illustrated, p. 124; BIB# AI77118
Alexandrinische Mosaikglaseinlagen (2008) illustrated, p. 81; BIB# 103573
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass (1995) illustrated, cover; pp. 11-12; p. 11, Fig. 10; BIB# 26765
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 237, #688, pl. 32; BIB# 29547