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Overall H: 7 cm; Rim Diam: 13.8 cm
Not on Display
450-330 BCE
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Colorless glass with slight greenish tinge, patches of thin white iridescent film over surface; cast with wheel-cut decoration. Ground rim flares up and out from wide relief-cut bands on shoulder, vessel wall spreads out below shoulder before curving in and down to form deep body, exterior is decorated with a large rosette consisting of forty-five flutes with rounded tops; each flute is relief-cut and concave in cross section, all radiate from a simple lathe-cut groove (D: 3.5 cm) with a small centering hole, the flutes terminate slightly below the relief-cut groove on the shoulder.
Eumorfopoulous, George (British, 1863-1939), Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Ohly, Former Collection
A Tribute to Persia
Corning Museum of Glass 1972 through 1972
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 111 (Taf. 103); BIB# 83444
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 118-119, #249, pl. 37; BIB# 29547
An Achaemenid Glass Bowl in a Dated Context (1972) illustrated, pp. 15-16, figs. 1-2;
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 8, no. 2; BIB# 65782
Persian Export Glass (1970) illustrated, p. 15, fig. 16;
Glassforming: Glassmaking for the Craftsman (1970) p. 16, fig. 25; BIB# 27217
An Unpublished Achemenid Cut Glass Bowl from Nippur (1968) illustrated, pp. 17-20, figs. 1-3;
Das Alte Glas (1965) illustrated, p. 18, fig. 7; BIB# 29275
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 40-41, #53; BIB# 27315