Fragment, perhaps with Lycurgus

Object Name: 
Fragment, perhaps with Lycurgus

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Object Name: 
Fragment, perhaps with Lycurgus
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 11.7 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, with pale green fracture; small bubbles; blown, wheel-cut, ground, polished, and engraved. Fragment: floor of large, shallow dish. Decorated on outside with figured scene delineated by polished facets, some of which have engraved details: (when viewed from inside) part of circular medallion outlined by six closely-spaced concentric wheel-cut circles, containing, toward center, lower torso, right upper leg, and left thigh of naked figure, moving toward viewer's left but with torso probably shown frontally; area between figure and border on viewer's left side occupied by vine with trunk which curves upward from left to right, passing in front of figure's hips, and several branches bearing bunches of grapes, leaves, and tendrils; outside border, concentric band of curvilinear ornament, possibly vine scroll or similar motif.
Nahman, Maurice (French, 1868-1948), Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 240-241, #405; p. 370, #405; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) p. 181, #364 (part of); BIB# 27315