Rectangular Weight

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Rectangular Weight
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Overall H: 7.6 cm, W: 6.9 cm, Th: 1.8 cm
Not on Display
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Opaque and translucent glass, with marbled effect that varies in color from pale milky green to deep green, with scale and other inclusions, and bubbles. Pressed and tooled. Weight: rectangular. Upper surface and sides are flat, with rounded angles; lower surface is more irregular, with tool marks and "ropy" areas. Single circular perforation (D. 0.75 cm) at center near top was made by pushing tool through molten glass from upper surface. Below this, on upper surface, is cross formée (H. 3.1 cm) in relief.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 56-57, 217, #981; BIB# 58895
Le Monde Byzantin dans L'Histoire de la Verrerie (V-XVI siecle) (1970) illustrated, p. 38, fig. 14; BIB# 19074