2 Gold Glass Base Fragments

Object Name: 
2 Gold Glass Base Fragments

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Object Name: 
2 Gold Glass Base Fragments
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a) L: 4.9 cm; (b) L: 3.7 cm
Not on Display
about 1801-1959
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fahim Kouchakji
Primary Description: 
(a) Colorless glass, bubbly dull surface with thin iridescent film on exterior; blown and subsequently painted. Fragment preserves part of the body and base of a small 1st - 2nd century Roman beaker with thickened floor slightly kicked; on underside a scene of Christ as a good shepherd is depicted within a double concentric black circle; the bust of Christ with a nimbus and radiating cross is shown holding a reclining ram with the inscription "EC" (CE) PASTOR NEUS; the sketchy style is outlined in black and inpainted with gold; the inscription is meant to be read through the base of the glass. (b) Colorless glass, bubbly with thick white iridescent crust on exterior; blown and tooled, subsequently ground fragment preserves the foot of a small cup or beaker of the 1st-2nd century A.D. with a tubular base ring, the bottom of the vessel has been ground down in order to join it to the fragment above.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 109-110, #1067; BIB# 58895
Notes: Two 19th-Century Forgeries of Gold Glasses in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 134-135, no. 2;
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 58-59, fig. 45; BIB# AI90923