Fragment of Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl
Accession Number: 
66.1.107
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.9 cm, W: , D: , Diam (max):
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BC-50 AD
Primary Description: 
Bands of translucent amethyst, colorless glass with opaque yellow spiral twist, opaque white and opaque yellow, dull and pitted with thin iridescent film, surface repolished recently; mosaic or ribbon glass technique. Fragment preserves rim and almost straight-sided vessel wall with swag design of a central amethyst cane cased on either side with white and yellow alternating with two spiral twist canes, this pattern is repeated three times, the rim is finished with a single amethyst trail spirally wound with opaque white.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 199-200, #541, pl. 30; BIB# 29547