Illustration V

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Object Name: 
Lace Mosaic Bowl
Title: 
Illustration V
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.1.235
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.4 cm, Diam: 14.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
225-100 BC
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass rods, spirally wound with opaque yellow, bubbly matrix with patches of silvery iridescence inside and out, rim finished with colorless rod spirally wound with deep blue glass trail; mosaic glass technique, polished by rotary grinding. Nearly hemispherical bowl shaped by fusing 51 lengths of spirally twisted glass in or over a mold and evening the rim area by application of a horizontal trail of colorless glass with a blue spirally wound trail; evidence of rotary grinding on unweathered sections of interior, exterior may have been ground and fire-polished.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Vetro Mosaico, Millefiori, Murrine (1985) illustrated, PP. 5-21;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 177-178, #462, pls. 22, 40; BIB# 29547
Two Achaemenid Glass Bowls and a Hoard of Hellenistic Glass Vessels (1975) illustrated, p. 44; p. 41, figs. 14-15, #6;