Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel

Object Name: 
Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel
Accession Number: 
59.1.587 L
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
50 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel. Translucent deep blue, light blue, emerald green and amethyst glass bands with opaque white bands and colorless bands casing gold foil; dull, pitted and retains patches of thin iridescent weathering crust; mosaic or gold band glass technique, lathe-cut. Possible fragment from bottle, fragment preserves part of vessel wall with twelve horizontal grooves cut one next to the other, probably represents an unfinished vessel which was broken during manufacture and never polished smooth.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Gold-Band Glass: From Hellenistic to Roman Luxury Glass Production (2019) p. 199 (R204, not ill.);