Fragment of Dish or Bowl

Object Name: 
Fragment of Dish or Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Dish or Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.1 cm, Diam (est): 18.6 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Fragment of dish or bowl. Floor slopes very gently, then rises at center, with corresponding concavity on underside; traces of annular pontil mark (D. 2.7 cm); two (of three) solid cylindrical feet (H. 1.7 cm, D. 1.8 cm) applied to underside of base in form of tightly wound trails. Floor is covered with scratch-engraved ornament arranged in two concentric rings around central roundel. Outer ring (W. just over 1.7 cm) contains row of contiguous transversely hatched isosceles triangles, which point toward rim and whose bases form border line. Inner and outer rings are separated by narrow undecorated band. Inner ring (W. 2.1 cm) contains continuous two-ply cable motif enlivened with arcs, which project from some points where plies overlap, and with hatched background. Inner ring and roundel are separated by narrow undecorated band. Roundel (D. 10.2 cm) contains hollow circle at center; seven spokes radiate from this, extending to concentric circle, where they fork, each fork meeting fork from adjacent spoke at edge of roundel; each space between pairs of spokes is enlivened with bulbous arc-like motif, as is each space between forks of individual spokes; triangles between converging forks are filled with rows of wavy lines; all backgrounds except spaces between wavy lines are hatched.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume One (2010) illustrated, pp. 14-15, #1; BIB# 113723
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 96, 249; BIB# 61154
Glasswares in Famen Temple (1992) illustrated, p. 257, no. 6349; Pl 1, no. 6; BIB# AI31213
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 284-285, #605; BIB# 27315