Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel

Object Name: 
Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel
Accession Number: 
59.1.587 D
Overall H: 3 cm
Not on Display
50 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel. Translucent amethyst and emerald green glass bands with opaque white bands and colorless bands casing gold foil; dull, pitted and retains patches of thin iridescent weathering crust; mosaic or gold band glass technique, lathe-cut. Pyxis, fragment preserves part of vessel floor and wall, composed of alternating strips of multi-layered ribbons, the floor and wall are formed of an opaque yellow ribbon sandwich between ribbons of transparent green; a narrow opaque white and opaque yellow line separate this band from the adjacent one which is composed of flower canes of translucent green outlined in yellow in a translucent green matrix, these canes alternate with gold band canes which have not been scratched or shattered but present a regular foil surface.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source