Fragment of Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl
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Overall H: 4.8 cm, W: 5.1 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Dark blue, transparent glass, probably colored with cobalt, and decorated with a green and red-orange luster (or "stain"). The fragment appears to be from a round bowl, and from the lower body. The luster decoration is on the exterior only, and consists of an alternating linear and geometric pattern. Numerous air bubbles in the glass; two large, near the bottom. Small sand-like accretions on the exterior surface (lower body).
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation
Smithsonian International Gallery 2004-11-09 through 2005-04-24