Glass bracelet, Glass, Celtic

Glass bracelet

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Celtic
Medium:
Glass; drawn and tooled
Dimensions:
7/8in. (2.3cm)
Other: 3 3/16in. (8.1cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.334
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent cobalt blue.
Seamless broad band with flattened semicircular cross section.
On outer surface, two narrow ribs at sides running around band, flanking broad projecting rib decorated with twelve diagonal grooves.
Intact, except for one weathered chip in edge; surface pitting and tiny patches of weathering.

Blue bracelet with three raised rings and twisted ribbon pattern.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 965, p. 135, pl. 173.2, Paris.