Fragment with Greek Inscription

Object Name: 
Fragment with Greek Inscription

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Greek Inscription
Accession Number: 
59.1.138
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 6.7 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
175-299
Primary Description: 
Transparent greenish-colorless glass with minute bubbles; blown, wheel-cut, engraved. Fragment from side of deep, perhaps hemispherical, bowl; decorated on exterior with head and shoulders of beardless male, shown in profile facing left; farther towards left and above, oval motif attached by two straight parallel lines to part of another motif, also with two parallel lines; to left of head, two lines of inscription in Greek capitals, retrograde (i.e. meant to be read from interior of bowl): iota, pi, pi, omicron [ /tau, omicron, sigma, lppo[ ]tos, perhaps Hippolytos.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
IΠΠO... TOC
inscription
scratched left of the head Greek
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 One (1997) pp. 239-240, #404A; p. 370, #404A; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 178-179, #361; BIB# 27315