Bowl with Figure and Inscription

Object Name: 
Bowl with Figure and Inscription

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Object Name: 
Bowl with Figure and Inscription
Accession Number: 
65.1.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.1 cm, Diam (max): 14.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Transparent greenish colorless glass; blown; rim ground; decoration wheel-engraved. Shallow bowl; plain rim, finished by grinding; curving side, which merges imperceptibly with rounded base. On exterior, wheel-engraved ornament intended to be viewed from inside: central roundel with double outline containing winged, beardless youth moving to right, turning to look behind him; figure is naked, apart from sash over right shoulder; in his right hand, pail or basket, cross-hatched; in left hand, sickle. Between right arm and basket, eight-pointed star; below left arm, vegetal motif with two stems, each terminating in cinquefoil leaf; below rim, beneath two concentric borders, inscription divided into four pairs of letters separated by stylized plants: " 1 EZ HC HC" (" IE ZHCHC, 'drink and live long'").
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1966-01-04
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Greek translates to "Drink and live [a long time]."
Inscription
Wine and Spirit: Rituals, Remedies, and Revelry
Venue(s)
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum 2010-09-02 through 2010-12-12
Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester 2011-01-30 through 2011-04-10
Title Unknown (Hallmark Co.)
Venue(s)
Hallmark Gallery 1967-03 through 1967-05
 
Wine and Spirit: Rituals, Remedies, and Revelry (2010) p. 2;
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 268, #456; p. 376, #456; BIB# 58895
Glass terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. II (center); BIB# 59459
Glass Terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. II (center); BIB# 141372
Recent Important Acquisitions, 8 (1966) illustrated, pp. 130-131, #8; BIB# AI97742
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 182-183, #370; BIB# 27315