Cameo Glass Fragment

Object Name: 
Cameo Glass Fragment

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Object Name: 
Cameo Glass Fragment
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.5 cm, W: 2.5 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Almost opaque dark amethyst, which appears black, opaque white glasses; cast or blown, lathe-polished, cased, and carved (cameo technique). Wall of large hollow form; opaque white glass overlay partly removed, leaving decoration in relief. On fragmentary element: vertical cylindrical form has one horizontal groove. Interior has faint horizontal striations, apparently result of grinding and polishing lathe. Shortly below inner surface, ovoid vertical ovoid bubbles, 0.3 and 0.4 cm long.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15