Fragment with Greek Inscription

Object Name: 
Fragment with Greek Inscription

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Greek Inscription
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Overall Diam (max): 7.8 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with greenish tinge, bubbles; gold sandwich glass technique, using wire. Roundel inscription in gold wire between two elements fused together: upper, slightly convex, curving upward at edge; lower, broad, flaring "foot" with bell- shaped profile, cracked off and ground. Inscription, in Greek, "Ephesi/Ze-s[ ]is", each word in rectangular frame within outer border with pediment at top flanked by ivy leaves on wavy stems, all in single strands of gold wire.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
Siti produttivi e indicatori di produzione del vetro in Italia dall'antichità all'età contemporanea : XIX Giornate nazionali di studio sul vetro : Vercelli - Museo Camillo Leone, 20-21 maggio 2017 (2019) illustrated, p. 196 (fig. 2);
Gold-Band Glass: From Hellenistic to Roman Luxury Glass Production (2019) illustrated, p. 17 (fig. 4);
Things that travelled : Mediterranean glass in the first millennium CE (2018) illustrated, p. 35 (fig. 2.7);
Il Vetro a Lume = Lampworking (2018) illustrated, v. 1, p. 16 (fig. 3);
A New Nilotic Bowl at The Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 70; BIB# 705278
Arte de vidriocontemporaneo usando el soplete (2006) illustrated, p. 14, top;
Glass, Gold, and Gold-Glasses (1996) illustrated, p. 8, fig. 7; BIB# AI1414
Some Mould Blown Flavian Glass from Nijmegan (1996) illustrated, p. 120, no. 5; BIB# AI48484
Une Coupe a Fond d'or Decouverte a Farrobo, Portugal (1968) illustrated, pp. 71-79; p. 78, fig. 10, #11;