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Object Name: 
Tube
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.1.19
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 33.1 cm, Diam (max): 2.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-699
Primary Description: 
Transparent green. Mold-blown and cut. Tube. Rim plain, rounded by grinding and polishing; wall vertical, curving slightly in at bottom; base flattened by grinding. Cut, ground, and polished decoration beginning 9.3 cm. below rim and ending 1.4 cm. above base: 17 continuous horizontal bands of facets, arranged (except for lowest band) in quincunx, with seven facets in each band. Facets in bands two to 16 are either diamond-shaped or hexagonal, those in uppermost band are rounded at top and V-shaped at bottom, and those in lowest band are oval.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1966-02-22
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Splendeur des Sassanides
Venue(s)
Musees Royaux d' Art et d' Histoire 1993-02-11 through 1993-05-25
The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire
Venue(s)
Cleveland Museum of Art 1978-01 through 1978-08
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1978-01 through 1978-08
Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas 1978-01 through 1978-08
 
Infinite Obsessions (2011) illustrated, p.99; BIB# 123028
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, pp. 56-57, #66; BIB# 88262