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Object Name: 
Fragment
Accession Number: 
59.1.279
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 4.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass with pale green tint; blown, cold painted (reverse painting technique), and gilded. Fragment from floor of dish or plate; reverse cold painted and gilded decoration on outside: (seen from inside) curved narrow band with pink borders containing inscription in Greek capitals in black on gold background:]epsilon, tau, rho, upsilon, phi, alpha[ (epsilon consists of semicircle with horizontal bar); below this, on green background, two ray-like elements outlined in black, gilded, and with black dots and dashes, extending from unidentified motif to inner border of band.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 265-266, pl. 862; BIB# 58895
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 75, 249; BIB# 61154
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 222-223, 225, #451; BIB# 27315