Fragment of Ribbed Bowl

Object Name: 
Fragment of Ribbed Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Ribbed Bowl
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Overall H: 7.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Strips or canes of translucent light brown or amber and opaque white glass, bubbly with thin light brown iridescent film on surface, interior polished recently; mosaic or ribbon glass technique with lathe-polished rim. Fragment preserves section of rim and part of body, marbled or agate ware composed of pre- formed concentric bands of alternating brown and white glass of various thickness, these elements were laid in groups within the mold to form an extremely sophisticated repetitive pattern; thickened rim rounded by grinding flares out from almost straight-sided vessel wall which preserves three vertical ribs on the exterior with tooling marks on the upper end.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 189-190, #507, pls. 26, 41; BIB# 29547