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 E
Overall H: 3.9 cm
Not on Display
50 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Fragment of Gold Band Glass Vessel. Translucent deep blue, emerald green and light blue glass bands with opaque white bands and colorless bands casing gold foil; dull, pitted and retain patches of thin iridescent weathering crust; mosaic or gold band glass technique, lathe-cut. Fragment of patella cup, rounded rim accented by lathe-cut groove on exterior bends in and down to form a collar above body, transition between collar and body also marked by lathe-cut groove on exterior, wall bends in and down as far as preserved.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Gold-Band Glass: From Hellenistic to Roman Luxury Glass Production (2019) p. 163 (R-42, not ill.);