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Overall H: 18.3 cm, Diam: 9.3 cm
On Display
450-330 BCE
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with slight yellow-green tinge, some small bubbles, heavily strain-cracked with patches of iridescent film and pitting on exterior surface; cast, probably wheel-cut and polished. Rim rounded by grinding flares out from wide relief-cut band on neck, wall bends in to form long, wide straight-sided neck before spreading out into ovoid body with greatest diameter just below shoulder; the transition between neck and shoulder is highlighted by a second wide relief-cut band, the entire body is decorated with thirty-eight flutes with rounded tops which radiate from a third relief-cut band near the bottom of the vessel; each flute is concave in cross section; the base of the vessel is decorated with a nineteen-petal rosette engraved on the surface and probably radiated from a small circle with a center point.
Safani, Esteban, Source
Ancient Persia: The Art of an Empire
University Art Museum, Texas 1978-02-12 through 1978-04-16
Walters Art Gallery 1978-05-06 through 1978-06-17
A Tribute to Persia
Corning Museum of Glass 1972 through 1972
Glass Fragments from Qal'eh Kali, an Achaemenid Site in South-Western Iran (2015) illustrated, p. 39 (fig. 5); BIB# 712672
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 112 (Taf. 98); BIB# 83444
New History of World Art - Western Asia (2000-02) p. 256, ill. #228;
Ancient Glass in Athenian Temple Treasures (1999) illustrated, p. 27, fig. 7; BIB# AI43965
Antike Glastopferei (1999) illustrated, p. 36, no. 70, 71; BIB# 63570
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 119-120, #250, pls. 14, 37; BIB# 29547
Ancient Persia, the Art of an Empire (1978) illustrated, p. 84 (left); BIB# 20331
A Tribute to Persia, Persian Glass (1972) illustrated, p. 8, no. 3; BIB# 65782
Recent Important Acquisitions, 9 (1967) illustrated, p. 133, #3; BIB# AI97741