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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0501.153

  • Description

    Emerald green glass boat, ground from a mould-pressed blank, with wheel-cut bands on each side and four triangular feet.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 25-50 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 22.5 centimetres
    • Height: 7.6 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1991 pl.69 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G70/dc10

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1987 25 Apr-19 Oct, USA, Corning, Corning Museum of Glass, Glass of the Caesars
    1987 18 Nov-1988 15 Mar, London, British Museum, Glass of the Caesars
    1988 15 Apr-26 Jul, Germany, Cologne, Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Glass of the Caesars
    1988 30 Sep-1989 6 Jan, Italy, Rome, Museo Capitolino, Glass of the Caesars
    1995, Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum, Ancient Seafaring

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1868,0501.153

  • Additional IDs

    • DBH.0362

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