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Parthian Glass

Bowl with circular facets

PDC 23083

Bowl with circular facets
Gilan Province. 3rd-7th century. Height 8.4 cm., diameter 9.8 cm. Private collection, Tokyo.
A bowl with a slightly constricted rim, made of light brown translucent glass containing many air bubbles. There are twenty-three circular facets in each of the first six rows, and seven slightly larger facets in the lowest row ringing one large circular facet cut into the base. The seven facets in the lowest row have spaces between them, each space containing a double facet.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), plate no. 4
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi

PDC 23083a Scale drawing of above glass bowl
A variant design in which seven large and seven small facets surround the large central facet at the base.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), figure 21.

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