Fragment of Plaque or Platter

Object Name: 
Fragment of Plaque or Platter

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Plaque or Platter
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 5.7 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-50 CE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, dull with patches of thin iridescent film flaking off; cast, ground and polished. Fragment preserves rim and body of a thick, flat tray or platter, the upper surface decorated with a single wheel-cut groove running just along side the edge. Both sides exhibit parallel polishing marks and the side is slightly rounded probably also from polishing.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source