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Object Number:MS5566
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Mediterranean
Period: Late Hellenistic Period
Early Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Technique:Mosaic
Outside Diameter:5.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916
Other Number:GL04 (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Ball of fused glass, broken, consisting of transparent green-tinted glass (part with many spherical bubbles), translucent purple glass, millefiori glass of opaque yellow circular rods in translucent green, and millefiori glass of opaque white in translucent blue. This ball was formed from broken fragments, to be reused as cullet.

Bibliography:

[Article] McClellan, Murray C. 1985. "To Play Properly with a Glass Ball: An Unusual Object in The University Museum". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 27. no. 2. pg. 41-43 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: fig, 1, 3, 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Rambo, Eleanor F. 1919. "The John Thompson Morris Collection of Ancient Glass". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 3. pg. 156 - 165 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 158, fig. 62aView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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