9 Fragments of Bowls

Object Name: 
9 Fragments of Bowls

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Object Name: 
9 Fragments of Bowls
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
64.1.219
Dimensions: 
Rim Fragment with Rosettes H: 2.5 cm, W: 2.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BCE-99 CE
Credit Line: 
Bequest of the Estate of George S. McKearin
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque red, opaque white, opaque yellow all in a translucent deep green or yellow-green matrix, dull surface, some pitting and brown weathering crust; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Fragments preserve various sections of rim or body of bowls and dishes. One interesting fragment with a thickened rim and wheel-cut groove on exterior preserves a deep dish or possibly a beaker with rosettes of yellow centers cased with green around which are opaque red petals cased with yellow which float in a series of round yellow canes; two other fragments preserve random red and white floral designs floating in a series of opaque yellow canes all in a green matrix; two additional fragments retain rim fragments; the remaining four are sections of curved vessel wall.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
1964-09-09
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 181, #471-474, pl. 25; BIB# 29547