Shell

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Object Name: 
Shell
Accession Number: 
66.1.29
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 0.6 cm, W: 20.3 cm, D: 20 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
99-1 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent yellow-greenish glass, heavily pitted and iridescent on exterior, thin more even white weathering crust on exterior; cast, probably by sagging in a one piece mold and subsequent tooling. Bowl in the form of a large symmetrical bi valve mollusk shell; simple base and radiating flutes are noticeable tooled; circumference is rounded by reheating.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 139-140, #288, pl. 17; BIB# 29547