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Bottle with Colored Glass Trails ("Snake-Threads")


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Description Small transparent glass bottle with threads of white, brown, blue glass forming vegetal motifs and U-shapes.
Conservation

The vase has one loss with radiating blind cracks. The loss is ancient as the broken edges are worn, weathered and pitted. There are no detached fragments or old repairs. The white banded clear vase is decorated with trailed glass "trees" and U-shapes. The "leaves" on the trees are made by encasing gold leaf between body and applied clear glass. The opaque white bands are lost; only traces remain under the flared rim. The loss areas are etched, matte and suffer some cleavage or flaking. Most of the sandwiched gold "leaves" is lost.

Date Description Narrative
5/30/2016ExaminationExamined for photography.
Exhibitions
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore,1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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Period
late 2nd-mid 3rd century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
glass, gold leaf
(Glasswares)
Accession Number
47.57
Measurements
Overall H: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Roman Empire (Place of Origin)
  • Germany, Cologne (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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