Fragment with Fish

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Fish
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Overall L: 6.9 cm, W: 4.2 cm
Not on Display
about 300-399
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Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Transparent light olive green glass; tiny bubbles; blown, wheel-abraded. Fragment of dish or bowl. Wheel-abraded decoration on outside: (viewed from inside) part of circular medallion outlined by two concentric circles, 0.3 cm apart; outside medallion, concentric band of geometric ornament, of which one chevron with double outline survives; inside medallion, near left edge, part of fish swimming toward left, with oval eye, mouth indicated by two parallel horizontal lines, gill by vertical line, and dorsal fin by row of short parallel lines; behind gill, surviving part of body is completely abraded; above fish, part of small oval motif; below fish, small oval motif and row of parallel cuts, possibly dorsal fin of fish swimming toward right.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 279-280, #472; p. 379, #472; BIB# 58895