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Overall Dim (max): 6.7 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Fragment. Apparently transparent yellowish green; decorated in greenish yellow, pink, and very deep brownish green, appearing almost black. Blown; stained. Fragment of fairly large vessel with convex exterior. Wall varies in thickness between 0.15 and 0.4 cm. Decorated on both sides. Interior is completely covered with greenish yellow stain, with pink streaks. On exterior: in greenish yellow shading to pink, two sides of panel framed by pairs of straight lines meeting at 90 degrees; panel contains scroll that terminates in elaborate palmette with oval stem, two pairs of circular leaves, and narrow, curving leaf at top; panel also contains tendril and dots; frame at one side of panel apparently borders adjoining panel with very small part of scroll. Entire background is very deep brownish green, onto which pink has bled in places.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source