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disc / bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Blue glass disc, probably from a bowl, decorated with a bearded male bust and a gilt and jewelled casket with two rampant lions on the lid, all within a gilt border. Made of two plates of glass stuck together; the gilding and black linear shading are on the upper side of the lower plate; the edges are bevelled all round.


  • Culture/period

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 5.1 centimetres
    • Thickness: 0.3 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Howells 2015 30 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    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

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • DBH.1643


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