Revetment with Fish

Object Name: 
Revetment with Fish

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Object Name: 
Revetment with Fish
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.2 cm, W: 17.2 cm
On Display
99 BCE-25 CE
Web Description: 
Plaster adhering to the back of the glass shows that it once decorated the wall of a lavishly appointed building.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Primary Description: 
Canes of translucent deep blue glass with scale patterns of opaque brick-red and opaque yellow, some bands of opaque white glass, bubbly, pitted, dull surface; mosaic glass technique, fragments still adhere to thick plaster setting bed section of green and yellow mosaic glass revetment sticking out of plaster backing. Multiple fragments form a fish; part of head, dorsal fin, pelvic fin, anal fin are missing, blue eye surrounded with yellow and wide red band appears to have been cut and inlaid after scale pattern was fused in place, back highlighted in blue, gill delineated in red, belly in white, scale pattern over entire body, fins and tail delineated with alternating stripes of blue, yellow and red. Thick plaster backing with large stone aggregate.
Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life
Joslyn Art Museum 2014-02-08 through 2014-05-11
Tampa Museum of Art 2014-06-14 through 2014-11-30
Hood Museum of Art 2015-01-17 through 2015-03-15
The realm of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, encompassed virtually every aspect of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, from mythology and cult to daily activities. Each of these three domains will be explored in the exhibition, which will be the first of its type anywhere. The exhibition will offer an intimate look at the timeliness, beauty and wonder of marine life sure to resonate with lay visitors of all ages. All of the CMoG objects would be displayed in the final section of the exhibition, showing the influence of the sea in ancient art and life.
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Glass of the Caesars
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Treasures in Glass
Allentown Art Museum 1966 through 1966
Poseidon and the Sea (2014) illustrated, p. 152, Fig. 77; BIB# 134837
Le Verre des Cesars (1988-02) illustrated, p. 82;
Garasu no Hanashi (1988) p. 73; BIB# 45725
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 24 (top); BIB# 32200
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 31, #9; BIB# 31831
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 264, #792, pl. 36; BIB# 29547
Treasures in Glass (1966) pp. 16-17, #9; BIB# 28036
Recent Important Acquisitions, 4 (1962) illustrated, p. 139, #3; BIB# AI97740