Murrine bowl with faces

Vincenzo Moretti Italian
Venezia-Murano Company Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556

In 1861, Abbot Vicenzo Zanetti helped to revive the Venetian glass industry by opening a museum and archive in Murano. Jarves turned to Zanetti for advice when forming the glass collection that he donated to the Met in 1881. This example from the Jarves collection imitates ancient Roman mosaic glass, interspersed with tiny faces.

Murrine bowl with faces, Vincenzo Moretti (Italian, 1835–1901), Glass, Italian, Venice (Murano)

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