Wall Revetment Plaque

Object Name: 
Wall Revetment Plaque

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Object Name: 
Wall Revetment Plaque
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 4.4 cm, W: 2.9 cm, Th: 3.5 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Canes of translucent amethyst, opaque brick-red, opaque white and opaque medium blue glass, heavily pitted and highly iridescent film, surface repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Fragment preserves a roughly triangular section of a large square or rectangular plaque preserving almost two complete leaves and a portion of a third from a rosette or clover design of four leaves; the design consists of a split leaf element with red tips and white base outlined in amethyst and cased in a medium blue ground, this configuration was sliced and placed into a four pattern design and cased with a second layer of blue glass, the pitting on the repolished surface reveals lines which define the individual square canes.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 261, #787, pl. 32; BIB# 29547