Plaque with Sphinx

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Sphinx
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.60 B
Overall H: 2.3 cm, W: 1.5 cm
On Display
1400-1250 BCE
Primary Description: 
Glass completely weathered to an iridescent white film, original color cannot be determined; cast in an open mold without suspension holes. Rectangular plaque, single relief border on three sides and a ribbed reel pattern below, on this sits a sphinx facing right with a spiral tail and spiral decoration on chest perhaps suggesting a tuft of hair, the caricature-like head is covered with a flat hat and long tassel flower out from the center and back to the wing tip.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953