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Parthian Glass

Bowl with circular facets

PDC 23080

Bowl with circular facets
Gilan Province. 3rd-7th century. Height 8.1 cm., diameter 11.4 cm. Private collection, Kyoto.
A bowl with a slightly constricted rim, made of light brown translucent glass containing many air bubbles.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), plate no. 1
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi

PDC 23080a Scale drawing of above glass bowl
Characteristically, seven smaller facets surround the large central facet at the base.
Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), figure 20.

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