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  • Description

    Glass bowl: colourless, translucent; deep hemispherical with everted rim and decorated with band of multiple cut faceted ovals above row of circles above more ovals round the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3rdC
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 14.1 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)

    Provenance: As registration no. 1867,0704.1; associated objects are registration nos. S.321 below and 1867,0704.1-19. Ex collections von Rochow (Königl. Geh. Staats Minister und Minister des Innern und der Polizei), then Felix Slade Former vendors Zschiesche and Köder

    FÖRSTEMANN K.E. 1836. Neue Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiet historisch-antiquarischer Forschungen, vol 2. Halle, p. XV note *
    NESBITT A. 1869. Notes on the History of Glass-Making Prepared as an Introduction to the Catalogue of the Collection of Glass Formed by the Late Felix Slade FSA, privately printed, pp. 58-9 no. 321
    SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, pp. 157-8
    KRÜGER E. 1929. Der Telephos-Stein aus Arlon-Aktaeon im Norden, Trierer Zeitschrift IV, Trier, p. 104, fig. 4b
    FREMERSDORF F. 1951. Figürlich Geschliffene Gläser. Eine Kölner Werkstatt des 3. Jahrhunderts, Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts zu Frankfurt am Main, Römisch-Germanische Forschungen 19. Berlin, p. 31
    EGGERS H.J. 1951. Der Römische Import im Freien Germanien, 2 vols, Atlas der Urgeschichte 1. Hamburg, p. 180 Beilage 97 type 216 no. 1535, map 57
    SCHULZ W. 1953. Leuna. Ein Germanischer Bestattungsplatz der Spätrömischen Kaiserzeit, Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Schriften der Sektion für Vor- und Frühgeschichte I. Berlin, p. 61, pl. 34:1
    ISINGS C. 1957. Roman Glass from Dated Finds, Archaeologica Traiectina II, edita ab Academiae Rheno-Traiectinae Instituto Archaeologico. Groningen, p. 116
    CLAIRMONT C.W. 1963. The Glass Vessels in A. Perkins (ed) The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report IV part V. New Haven, p. 67 note 164
    FREMERSDORF F. 1967. Die Römischen Gläser mit Schliff, Bemalung und Goldauflagen aus Köln, 2 vols, Die Denkmäler des Römischen Köln, vol VIII. Cologne, vol. I, p. 93, vol. II, pl. 77
    HARDEN D.B. and OTHERS 1968. Masterpieces of Glass. London, p. 80 no. 103
    SCHLÜTER W. 1970. Versuch einer sozialen Differenzierung der jungkaiserzeitlichen Körpergräbergruppe von Hassleben-Leuna anhand einer Analyse der Grabfunde, Neue Ausgrabungen und Forschungen in Niedersachsen 6, Hildesheim, pp. 127, 129, 130, passim
    HARDEN D.B. and OTHERS 1968. Masterpieces of Glass. London, pp. 182, 196 no. 106


  • Exhibition history


    1987 18 Nov-1988 15 Mar, London, British Museum, Glass of the Caesars

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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1834

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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Glass bowl: colourless, translucent; deep hemispherical with everted rim and decorated with band of multiple cut faceted ovals above row of circles above more ovals round the base.



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