Bowl Fragments with Menorah, Shofar, and Torah Ark, Glass, gold leaf, Roman

Bowl Fragments with Menorah, Shofar, and Torah Ark

Glass, gold leaf
Overall: 2 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. (6.9 x 7 x 0.7 cm)
a only: 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 8.9 cm)
b only: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (3.8 x 3.2 cm)
Glass-Gold glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
This rare example of Jewish gold glass depicts an open Torah ark, with rolled scrolls on its shelves, and ritual implements of the temple-including two menorot (candelabra), a shofar (ram's horn), and an etrog (citron). Originally, a banqueting scene was shown below, with a fish on the tripod table in front of a cushion.
Inscription: Inscribed (in border) I BIBAS CVM EVLOGIA COKP : Drink with praise together.
[ Alfredo Barsanti, Rome (1918, through John Marshall)]
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