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Parthian Glass

Stemmed goblet with cut decoration

PDC 23097

Stemmed goblet with cut decoration
Gilan Province. 1st-3rd century. Height 29.3 cm., diameter 9.8 cm. Collection of Sabur⌠ Matsumoto, Tokyo.
A stemmed goblet of pale green translucent glass that has effloresced. The foot and body are one piece. There are three rows of concave oval facets, with eleven facets in the top row, ten in the middle row, and ten in the bottom row. Vertical lines are incised between the rows of oval facets, with thirty-one lines in the upper row and thirty in the lower. In addition to these cut decorations, the goblet is decorated with twelve incised horizontal lines.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), plate no. 18
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi


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