Fragment of Tray or Platter

Object Name: 
Fragment of Tray or Platter

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Tray or Platter
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Accession Number: 
Overall W: 14.5 cm, D: 12.3 cm, Th: 0.9 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent aquamarine glass, bubbly with dull surface, patches of iridescent weathering film; case, ground and polished. Fragment preserves rim and body of a heavy tray, edge ground smooth and beveled, tapers in and down to a thick flat body as far as preserved; the outer ledge is profiled with a shallow groove followed by a wide band concave in profile, the inner edge of which bends sharply down and in to the floor of the tray; the floor retains two lines of inscription; an N on the upper line, then PI on the second line; the underside of the tray corresponds to the elaborate profile on the top, first a concave quarter round groove with an abraded line down its center, this followed by a flat wide band set at an angle to the bottom of the tray which is highlighted by a wheel-cut groove ca. 1 cm. in from the outermost edge; the underside of the tray retains many short roughly parallel polishing scratches. The beveled edge has similar scratches at an angle to those on the bottom.
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, p. 152, #325, pl. 39; BIB# 29547