Bowl with Heads, Vases, and Geometric Decoration

Object Name: 
Bowl with Heads, Vases, and Geometric Decoration

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Object Name: 
Bowl with Heads, Vases, and Geometric Decoration
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Overall H: 6.2 cm, Diam: 10 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with few small bubbles; blown, wheel-cut ("etched" technique). Hemispherical bowl; rim everted; side curves smoothly inward towards bottom; narrow base, slightly concave. Exterior covered with wheel-cut decoration arranged in horizontal zones with incised borders, with circular medallion on base; from top to bottom: groups of short transverse lines immediately under lip; two "horizontal" lines, not perfectly parallel; on lower part of rim; narrow zone of cross-hatching; narrow band of thirty-one lozenges with double outlines, separated by single or double vertical lines; broad zone of six kantharos-like motifs, separated by (in two cases) one or (in four cases) two human heads seen in profile; narrow band of cross-hatching; narrow band of chevrons; medallion containing "star" composed of eight contiguous lozenges radiating from central point, with hatched arc between each pair of lozenges.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Ambrose and Agustine: The Origins of Europe
Museo Diocesano 2003-11-01 through 2004-06-01
(exhibit title) Ambrogio e Agostino: Le sorgenti dell'Europe
387 d.c./ambrogio e agostino/le sorgenti dell'europa (2003) illustrated, p. 324, no. 283; p. 430; BIB# 78110
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 273, #460A-B; p. 378, #460; BIB# 58895
Collezione di Vetri Antichi dalle Origini al V sec. D.C. (1914) pp. 43-44, #143, pl. 28; BIB# 35815