Lobed Bowl

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Object Name: 
Lobed Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 6.8 cm, Diam: 17 cm
On Display
125-50 BCE
Primary Description: 
Lobed Bowl. Colorless glass with grey tinge, bubbly with dull surface and pitting on exterior, deeper worm tracks and some iridescence on interior; cast or sagged, wheel-cut, and polished. Deep bowl with twelve large bosses protruding from body, thick rounded rim bends in and down to form gentle convex profile with slightly flattened base, interior below rim is profiled with two lathe-cut grooves, the first slightly wider than the second; a band 2.5 cm high below the rim has been lathe-polished, the lower section 5 mm wide has been profiled into a horizontal band just above the large ovoid lobes which project below; three wheel-cut grooves decorate the bottom of the bowl and from this a rosette with six pointed petals alternate with broad "leaves"; these leaves are formed by the wide grooves which intersect the horizontal band below the rim; the pointed petals which are outlined by the same wheel and split with a medium line stop ca. 1 cm below this line; a lobe falls between each petal and "leaf".
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Source
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
Masterpieces of Glass from The Corning Museum of Glass
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-02 through 1991-04-14
A Tribute to Persia
Corning Museum of Glass 1972 through 1972
Lasitehtaasta museoksi: Tapio Wirkkala Suomen lasimuseon suunnittelijana = From a Glassworks to a Museum: Tapio Wirkkala and the Design of the Finnish Glass Museum (2019) illustrated, p. 66 (bottom left);
Die nicht-geblasenen antiken Glasgefasse (2009) illustrated, p. 39; BIB# 110654
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 38, top row, left; BIB# 35681
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 13, #4; p. 246; BIB# 35679
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 30-31, pl. 7; BIB# 33819
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 18-20, #8; BIB# 33211
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 18, #8; BIB# 21161
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 134-135, #277, pl. 37; BIB# 29547
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 9, no. 4; BIB# 65782
Visual Art in Glass (1968) p. 18, fig. 7;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 5 (1963) pp. 140-141, #1; BIB# AI87079
Glass Finds at Gordion (1959) illustrated, p. 38, fig. 20, #10; BIB# AI56035