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  • 東地中海地域
  • 紀元前2-紀元前1世紀
  • ガラス

 鋳造された紺色透明ガラスの半球形碗。口縁部はやや平坦で、器壁は丸い底部までなだらかに湾曲する。口縁部の外側に2本、内側に1本、そして底部外側に1本の細い水平な溝が彫られる。内外面ともに擦痕が観察され、なめらかに研磨して仕上げている。この種の鋳造ガラスは、透明な器壁を通して見える内外面の溝の微妙な違い、光を通した色彩の美しさなど、ガラスの透明性を効果的に利用している。

Catalogue Entry

Semi-spherical bowl cast from translucent cobalt glass. The mouth rim is relatively flat, while the walls of the vessel descend in a smooth curve to the base. There are two thin, horizontal grooves cut into the exterior of the rim, one on the interior, and one on the exterior of the base. Scraping traces can be observed on both the interior and exterior walls, with the overall form polished to a smooth finish. This type of cast glass makes effective use of its translucent quality, particularly in the subtly different placement of grooves on the inner and outer surfaces which can be seen through the translucent body and the beauty of the colors created when light passes through the glass.