Bowl (Reproduction)

Object Name: 
Bowl (Reproduction)

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Object Name: 
Bowl (Reproduction)
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H: 5.7 cm, D (rim): 12.2 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass; surface apparently treated with acid to imitate heavy weathering; exterior heavily frosted and partly corroded, interior covered with grey decomposition; mosaic glass. Molded bowl with slightly curved walls, curving to flat base; matrix consists of dark blue glass with white circular or spiral canes of opaque white glass; around the rim a blue heavy thread with incorporated white spiral (latticinio); on the exterior "molded" ribs (pillar molded), between terminations of ribs and rim a simple fret band in relief accompanied by two very irregular ridges (ribs as well as fret frieze molded), with the glass not having filled the grooves on the upper part of the mold completely, (fret frieze design has not been carefully incised into the mold); on the exterior a pink paper label with a printed number "112".
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 296, #904; BIB# 29547