Plate Fragment

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Object Name: 
Plate Fragment
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 5.1 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Plate Fragment. Roughly heart-shaped canes of translucent yellow-green cased with opaque white on either side of a translucent amethyst band floating in a translucent amethyst matrix, dull "sugary" surface, some pitting; mosaic glass or millefiori technique with lathe-cutting and polishing, the underside appears to be fire- polished and not lathe-ground. Fragment of a large circular plate with rounded rim and wide wheel-cut groove on upper surface of ledge, wall bends up and slopes inward gently to form body of vessel as far as preserved.
Tano, Phocion J. (Greek), Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 182, #477, pls. 25, 41; BIB# 29547