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Overall H: 1.9 cm; Rim Diam: 12.8 cm
On Display
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass matrix surrounding opaque white spirals, translucent aquamarine and opaque light blue elements, some surface pitting and brown weathering crust; mosaic or millefiori technique. Rounded rim, finished with applied trail of blue spirally wound with an opaque white trail, wall bends in and down forming a concave side before bending in sharply to form a flat bottom. Three irregular chips of translucent aquamarine backed with opaque white float in the interior design and one small chip of opaque light blue and white floats at the rim; the interior surface has been rotary ground and polished while the exterior appears to be fire polished.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Richards Complete Bible Dictionary (2002) illustrated, p. 301 (bottom); BIB# 73428
Fran Mesopotamien till medeltid (1990-01) p. 45;
Miniature di vetro: murrine 1838-1924 (1990) illustrated, p. 102, #767; BIB# 33778
The Revell Bible dictionary (1990) illustrated, p. 301 (bottom); BIB# 65501
Miniature di vetro: murrine 1838-1924 (1990) illustrated, p. 102, #767; BIB# 33778
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 181, #475, pls. 24, 41; BIB# 29547