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Overall H: 4.1 cm; Rim Diam: 15.9 cm
Not on Display
1911- 1975 (decoration)
99 BCE- 99 CE (bowl)
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Gift of Peter W. Guenther
Primary Description: 
Bowl. Transparent light green glass; cast, lathe-cut, wheel-cut. Shallow bowl with curving side, plain rim and slightly flattened base. On bottom of inside, one small and one large concentric lathe-cut circle. Outside has elaborate wheel-cut ornament consisting of a continuous frieze of four quadrigae and drivers. Horses and riders are shown in profile, facing right. The perspective is distorted so that heads of all four horses in each team are visible.
Guenther, Peter W., Source
McAlpine, Bruce, Former Collection
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 104-105, #1060; BIB# 58895
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 40-62, esp. 61-2, fig. 48; BIB# AI90923