Goblet with Snake-Thread Decoration

Object Name: 
Goblet with Snake-Thread Decoration

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Snake-Thread Decoration
Accession Number: 
79.1.65
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.2 cm; Rim Diam: 7.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
175-299
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Very pale yellowish green transparent glass; blown (two gathers), applied. Goblet with tall, narrow bowl, short stem, and disk-shaped foot. Wall tapers and curves in at bottom; stem consists of solid knop; base, which was made from separate gather, is flat, with rounded edge and slightly recessed underside; pontil mark. Wall decorated with broad continuous band of snake-thread ornament, below continuous (?) horizontal trail; ornament consists of three groups of sinuous, asymmetrical trails, some of which terminate in spirals and others in roughly triangular, sometimes bifurcated “leaves”; all trails were tooled to flatten them and produce a corrugated effect of transverse ridges and depressions.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 219-220, pl. 787; BIB# 58895
Important Acquisitions from the Strauss Collection (1980) illustrated, p. 104, #5;