2 Fragments of Cameo Glass

Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Cameo Glass

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Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Cameo Glass
Accession Number: 
(a) H: 4.2 cm; (b) H: 3.3 cm W: 2.9 cm
Not on Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
(a) Translucent deep blue glass; opaque white glass; cast or blown; cased; carved (cameo technique). Fragment from cup; short everted rim, outer edge beveled, two horizontal lathe-cut grooves on inner surface; wall curves inward towards bottom. Exterior decorated in low relief: unidentified object and bunch of grapes on curved stem; (b) translucent deep blue glass with many small bubbles; opaque white overall; cast or blown; cased; cut (cameo technique); fragment from wall of cup; decoration consists of vase with inverted bell-shaped body, perhaps with two handles, from which springs lotus-like flower on long stem, with curving stems on either side; to left, outstretched forelegs of animal with long hair, and paws with curved nails; to right, one paw. The animals and lotus cameo-cut; no trace of overlay survives on vase or stems. On interior of fragments, many faint horizontal striations.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 76, 77, 249, 251; BIB# 61154
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 2) (1999) pp. 142, 143; BIB# 61154
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 53-54, #51; p. 329, #51; pp. 63-64, #72; p. 330, #72; BIB# 58895