Fragment of Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl
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Overall Dim (max): 5.6 cm; Estimate Outer Border of Roundel Diam: about 14 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Bowl. Colorless or almost colorless; decorated in yellowish brown. Blown; stained. Fragment of probably hemispherical bowl. Lower wall (Th. 0.1-0.15 cm) curves down and in, and merges with slightly convex base. Decorated on inside: trace of ornament in register on lower wall; two concentric circles (W. 0.4 and 0.25 cm) separate ornament on wall and define roundel that occupied entire floor; outer part of roundel was composed of about six triangular panels (one survives), of which inner circle forms bases; surviving triangle contains plantlike motif with straight stem and two leaves, which curve up and out toward angles between sides and base. Yellowish brown stain has narrow pale yellow "halos."
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source