Conical Lamp

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Object Name: 
Conical Lamp
Accession Number: 
79.1.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.7 cm; Rim Diam: 8.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
200-499
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green bubble glass; blown, rim reworked, wheel- cut ornament. Conical body with slightly bulging sides; rounded base, which has been ground flat with a slight concavity, perhaps recently; just below rim, two slight tooled indentations; rim turns out slightly and has been rounded off. Wheel cut decoration consisting of two registers. Upper (wide) register is bordered by a row of ovals at top and two continuous lines at bottom. Between there, double straight lines divide the zone into two bands of pentagons, twelve in each band, all of which contain ovals. Lower (narrow) register has two continuous lines at lower border and contains twenty-four vertical ovals. Below register, near base, a band of horizontal oval motifs.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 265, #453; p. 375, #453; BIB# 58895