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Vase with Snake-Thread Decoration
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Vase with Snake-Thread Decoration


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description White translucent glass bottle with applied yellow (opaque) and turquoise (transparent) snake thread decoration. The iridescent foot, now off (removed in 1942), does not belong.
Conservation

The vase was broken and repaired prior to acquisition. The original foot is lost. A restored foot was removed in 1942. The vase is clear transparent glass with a slight yellow green tint. It appear white due to deterioration and weathering during burial. The snake thread decoration is done in opaque yellow and transparent turquoise glass. The upper portion of the threads has been impressed with a ridged tool. No treatment was required at this time.

Date Description Narrative
3/23/1982Treatmentcleaned
5/31/2016ExaminationExamined prior to photography
Exhibitions
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
late 2nd-mid 3rd century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
white, yellow, and turquoise glass, blown and trailed
(Glasswares)
Accession Number
47.54
Measurements
Overall H: 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)
Geographies
  • Germany, Cologne (Place of Origin)
  • Germany, Cologne (Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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