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Glass phiale (libation bowl)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
Diam.: 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Darby Nock Bequest, in honor of Gisela Richter, 1969
Accession Number:
69.11.6
  • Description

    Colorless with light greenish tinge.
    Outsplayed rim with rounded edge; top of side curving in, then a short raised, vertical band, and finally curving in to shallow convex bottom.
    On exterior, raised band carved into two broad grooves; on lower side, extending to bottom, a raised pattern of twenty elongated, pointed petals; on bottom, a raised circular disk with a further raised irregular boss carved with an eight-pointed rosette with rounded petals at center.
    Broken and repaired, with some fill in lower side and bottom; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling and patches of faint iridescent weathering.

  • References

    Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1970. "Persian Export Glass." Journal of Glass Studies, 12: pp. 9-10, 12, figs. 1-2.

    von Saldern, Axel. 1975. "Two Achaemenid Glass Bowls and a Hoard of Hellenistic Glass Vessels." Journal of Glass Studies, 17: p. 39 n. 9.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1982. Glass in the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 12-13, fig. 7.

    Triantaphyllides, Paulos. 2000. Rhodiake yalourgia, I, Ta en thermo diamorphomena diaphane angeia polyteleias: hoi klasikoi kai hoi proimoi hellenistikoi chronoi. Athens: Hypourgeio Aigaiou, no. 27, p. 177.

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