Fragment with Greek Inscription

Object Name: 
Fragment with Greek Inscription

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Greek Inscription
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 6.2 cm, Th: 0.3 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with pale yellowish-green fracture; blown, wheel-cut and engraved. Fragment, almost flat, from base of dish or bowl; decorated on the outside with a naked male, of which the torso, thighs and part of the right arm survive. The figure is composed of a series of deep wheel cuts, in which details have been engraved; to the right of the figure, when viewed through the glass, the name "OPE/CT/HC", Orestes, engraved in Greek capitals; to the right of the inscription, the edge of an unidentified motif with a straight vertical margin.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15