Fragment with Greek Inscription

Object Name: 
Fragment with Greek Inscription

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Greek Inscription
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.1.31
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam (max): 7.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with greenish tinge, bubbles; gold sandwich glass technique, using wire. Roundel inscription in gold wire between two elements fused together: upper, slightly convex, curving upward at edge; lower, broad, flaring "foot" with bell- shaped profile, cracked off and ground. Inscription, in Greek, "Ephesi/Ze-s[ ]is", each word in rectangular frame within outer border with pediment at top flanked by ivy leaves on wavy stems, all in single strands of gold wire.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Venue(s)
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
Arte de vidriocontemporaneo usando el soplete (2006) illustrated, p. 14, top;
Glass, Gold, and Gold-Glasses (1996) illustrated, p. 8, fig. 7;
Blown gold-sandwich glasses with gilt glass-trail inscriptions (1996) illustrated, p. 120, no. 5; BIB# AI48483
Une Coupe a Fond d'or Decouverte a Farrobo, Portugal (1968) illustrated, pp. 71-79; p. 78, fig. 10, #11;