2 Fragments of Oblong Dish

Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Oblong Dish

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Object Name: 
2 Fragments of Oblong Dish
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25-1 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue-green matrix, star canes of two varieties; (1) opaque yellow and translucent green rays radiating from a circular center of translucent amethyst cased with translucent blue-green and opaque white (2) opaque white and translucent deep blue-green rays radiating from a circular center of translucent green cased with opaque yellow, entire surface is dull and pitted with brown weathering crust adhering to sides and pitting; mosaic or millefiori technique. Canes arranged on end to form an oblong vessel with short rounded sides each retaining a cut and polished flat horizontal handle of truncated triangular shape, the handles taper in to the body, the wall bends in to form a convex profile, finished by applying a coil of deep blue-green glass wrapped with two spirally wound trails of opaque white and translucent deep blue glass; flattened base; probably ground and polished on both sides.
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 192-193, #520, pls. 25, 41; BIB# 29547
Millefiori Glass in Classical Antiquity (1968) p. 63, #2; BIB# AI83734
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 84-85, #138; BIB# 27315