Ancient Art
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‘Gold-Glass” Base Fragment: Christ Blessing the Animals

19th to early 20th century

Pale green nearly colorless glass

Max. pres. dim. 8 cm; diam. foot 6.5 cm (irregular); diam of painted surface 5.2 cm
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.207
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Modern forgery of Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

unknown, but compare Eisen 573.

Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 2, p. 574, pl. VI.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 143, no. A13, Appendix, ill.

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