Jar with Hunting Scene

Object Name: 
Jar with Hunting Scene

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Object Name: 
Jar with Hunting Scene
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Overall H: 8.5 cm, Diam: 8.2 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Jar with Hunting Scene. Colorless glass with greenish tinge, few small bubbles; blown, abraded. Globular jar; rim cracked off, ground; neck tapers, then curves outward to merge with globular body; narrow flat base; pontil mark removed by grinding; abraded decoration in continuous frieze around body: at top, inscription in capital letters with prominent serifs: VITABONAPRVAMVRFELICES, Vita bona fruamur felices (with P in error for F in FRVAMUR), 'Let us fortunate ones enjoy a good life'; below, hunter, facing right, possibly wearing radiate crown, dressed in tunic and boots, holds bow in left hand, with right hand raised as though he has just fired an arrow and quiver slung on back; in front of him, hound pursuing hind, which looks back over shoulder, and two stags; in front of them, another animal with shaggy coat, clumps of foliage resembling palmettes, leaf sprays and dots; on base, inside two concentric circles, which form ground line of frieze, rosette with eighteen pointed petals.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
VITA BONA FRVAMVR FELICES ("Let us fortunate ones enjoy a good life.")
Glass of the Caesars
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
The Art of Living (2001) p. 630;
Aurea Roma. Dalla citta pagana alla citta Cristiana (2000) illustrated, pp. 629-630, cat. no. 334; BIB# 67277
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 268-270, #457A-D; p. 376, #457A-C; BIB# 58895
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 207, #115; BIB# 31831
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 177, 179, #358; BIB# 27315