Fragment of Bowl Rim

Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl Rim

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl Rim
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.8 cm; Rim W: 6.6 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Dark blue, transparent glass, probably colored with cobalt, and decorated with a greenish-yellow and red luster (or "stain"). The fragment includes the rim and upper shoulder/body of a moderately large bowl. The rim is folded and hollow. A wide band of luster decoration goes over the rim and down to the exterior shoulder, below which there is a stylized floral pattern, outlined in greenish-black. Faint reddish luster on the inside surface. A few fine air bubbles in the glass.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation
Smithsonian International Gallery 2004-11-09 through 2005-04-24