Fragment with Grape Harvest

Object Name: 
Fragment with Grape Harvest

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Grape Harvest
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.1 cm, W: 4.4 cm; Estimate of Complete Vessel Diam: 12 cm
On Display
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, opaque white glasses; cast or blown, lathe-polished, cased and carved (cameo technique). Wall of hollow form; opaque white overlay partly removed, leaving decoration in relief. Male walks towards right, carrying basket of grapes suspended from pole resting on shoulders. Male is beardless, wears hat and loincloth; head, bound with weight of burden, turned to right; body has twisted perspective, with torso shown frontally and legs as though from side; arms bent at elbows and hand(s) steadying pole; deep, narrow basket, apparently wicker, with bunches of grapes falling over rim to left of figure, indeterminate motif, perhaps foliage of tree. Interior has faint horizontal striations, apparently result of grinding and polishing on lathe.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 76, 249, 251; BIB# 61154
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 61 #67; p. 330, #67; BIB# 58895