Bowl

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Object Name: 
Bowl
Accession Number: 
55.1.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.9 cm, W (across lugs): 9.6 cm, Diam (rim): 8.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-399 or later
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, perhaps with yellowish green tint, with light purple, translucent trails; blown, applied. Shallow bowl. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall curves down and in; base shaped like disk, possibly made from separate gather; trace of pontil mark. Applied decoration consists of (1) continuous horizontal trail on upper wall, just below rim, tooled to form four equidistant, horizontal triangular lugs; (2) continuous trail drooped onto upper wall and wound in descending spiral more than four times around wall; (3) continuous band of trails, apparently beginning as continuation of (2), tooled to form 13 or 14 adjoining diamond-shaped motifs.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-04-19
Category: 
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 141-142, pl. 651; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 246-247, #492; BIB# 27315