Goblet with Hemispherical Bowl

Object Name: 
Goblet with Hemispherical Bowl

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Hemispherical Bowl
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 12.8 cm, Diam: 12.4 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Color unknown. Blown (two gathers) and cut. Goblet with hemispherical bowl. Rim plain with bevel on inside; wall descends almost vertically before curving down and in; bottom of bowl is flat; stem tapers to bulbous knop; foot is conical, hollow, and has rounded edge; pontil mark (D. about 1.5 cm) fragmentary. Entire wall is decorated with five horizontal bands of continuous hollow facets, which together make allover honeycomb pattern (from top to bottom): (1) 19 facets resembling regular hexagons, but with rounded tops; (2-4) 19 regular hexagons; and (5) eight large facets, 0.4 cm deep, which resemble regular hexagons, but with rounded bottoms.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, pp. 48-49, #56; BIB# 88262
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 84, 249; BIB# 61154
Important Acquisitions from the Strauss Collection (1980) illustrated, p. 104, #8; BIB# AI9181