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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Bowl of sandwich gold glass with a floral design in gold leaf sandwiched between two layers of clear glass.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 250BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 20 centimetres
    • Height: 12 centimetres
    • Diameter: 24.75 centimetres (about)
    • Height: 10.75 centimetres (about)
  • Bibliography

    • Tokyo National Museum 2003a p.86, cat 66 bibliographic details
    • Tait 1991 pls.54 & 55 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2003, 5 Aug-5 Oct, Tokyo National Museum, Alexander the Great: East-West Cultural Contacts from Greece to Japan 2003, 18 Oct-21 Dec, Kobe, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Alexander the Great: East-West Cultural Contacts from Greece to Japan 2013, Jul-Aug, Japan, Okayama Orient Museum, Ancient Glass: Feast of Colour 2013, Mar-June, Japan, Miho Museum, Ancient Glass: Feast of Colour
    2016, 11 Apr-17 Jul, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pergamon and the Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Sandwich gold-glass bowl


COMPASS Title: Sandwich gold-glass bowl

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