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Glass bracelet

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Celtic
Medium:
Glass; drawn, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
Diam.: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm) H.: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.335
Not on view
Translucent deep honey brown; trails in opaque white and yellow.
Seamless broad band with flattened semicircular cross section; thick square edge on one side.
On outer surface, three ribs running around band, central one thicker and slightly projecting out more; outer ribs decorated with three matching lengths of white zigzag trail; central rib with three shorter lengths of yellow zigzag trail.
Intact, but some of trails missing, leaving hollows in surface of bracelet; dulling, pitting, and patches of weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 967, p. 135, pl. 173.4.

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