23 Fragments of Twisted Glass Rods

Object Name: 
23 Fragments of Twisted Glass Rods

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
23 Fragments of Twisted Glass Rods
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
See Individual Records
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Rods of primarily translucent deep blue, several medium blue-green and translucent amethyst spirally wound with an opaque white trail, pitted and weathered; spirally wound, tooled and trail-decorated. Fragments primarily of architectural rods however two spirally twisted rods of bluish-green, one opaque light green and one medium blue rod without trail-decoration may represent stirring rods or pins as one small section preserves a portion of a flattened head.
Guttmann, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source