Rosette Bar or Strip

Object Name: 
Rosette Bar or Strip

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Object Name: 
Rosette Bar or Strip
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 2 cm; Face D: 1.4 cm
Not on Display
75 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque white, opaque yellow, opaque light green, opaque medium deep blue and translucent amethyst, pitted, surfaces repolished recently, some dulling and weathering on sides; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. This segment of cane roughly square in cross section preserves a large and elaborate rosette consisting of a white center cased with amethyst from which ten petals radiate in a yellow ground, the petals are light green with blue tips, this rosette is in turn cased with amethyst and framed by a continuous string of waves or spirals which in turn are cased in an amethyst ring and finally bordered with a light green square matrix.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 219, #631, pl. 32; BIB# 29547
Ancient Glass in the Freer Gallery of Art (1962) p. 18, fig. 35; BIB# 19655