Vulture Headdress Inlay

Object Name: 
Vulture Headdress Inlay

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Vulture Headdress Inlay
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4 cm, W: 1.8 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Canes of turquoise, opaque yellow, opaque red, opaque orange, opaque yellow-green, translucent deep blue mounted on a colorless greenish glass, pitted, repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. The inlay appears complete, preserves a scale pattern of turquoise with deep blue dots in the center, each scale outlined in yellow, beyond a row of red feathers tipped with blue and outlined in orange a second row of green tipped with red and outlined in orange, finally the exterior border of blue tipped with red and outlined with orange.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Nassar Bros., Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 240, #698, pl. 32; BIB# 29547