Hemispherical Faceted Bowl

Object Name: 
Hemispherical Faceted Bowl

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Object Name: 
Hemispherical Faceted Bowl
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Overall H: 8.9 cm, Diam: 11.1 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Transparent very pale greenish yellow, with many bubbles. Blown or cast, and cut. Bowl: roughly hemispherical. Rim plain, with rounded lip and slight bevel on inside; wall descends almost vertically before curving in to bottom; base has stepped profile with two steps and, at center, disk with concave underside; edges of lower step and disk are beveled. Wall is decorated with six large, countersunk circular facets with concave surfaces; spaces between four pairs of facets are narrow and each has, at top and bottom, one small circular facet; spaces between remaining two (opposed) pairs of large facets are wider and these have, in addition to small facets at top and bottom, broad horizontal cut at mid-point.
Strauss, Jerome, Source
Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (2005) illustrated, p. 47, #54; BIB# 88262