Fragment of Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl
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Overall H: 5.2 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Translucent amethyst, opaque white and opaque medium blue canes, roughly square in cross section, bubbly glass with highly iridescent film over entire surface; mosaic glass technique subsequently lathe-cut and polished. Fragment preserves section of rim and part of body from a large carinated bowl, narrow horizontal rim is highlighted with a relief-cut band on upper surface accentuated with a groove on either side, wall bends down and in to form a broad collar before bending down into the body as far as preserved, the broad collar is accented with relief-cut steps on both interior and exterior at the upper and lower limits of the element.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 187-188, #500, pls. 29, 41; BIB# 29547