Fragment of Tray or Platter

Object Name: 
Fragment of Tray or Platter

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Tray or Platter
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.1.98
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 14.5 cm, D: 12.3 cm, Th: 0.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
1966
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 152, #325, pl. 39; BIB# 29547