Fragment of a Cameo Glass Cup or Kantharos - 2001.02

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The decorative appliqué is in a cream-white over a mid- to dark-blue ground. Quite well preserved although there is some wear to the surface of the appliqué; there is a patch of iridescence on the inner face. The fragment is from the lower wall and upper part of the stem, and it becomes remarkably thin below, towards the foot. On the lower wall there is moulded relief patternwork of leaves and tendrils (difficult to distinguish in the illustration); it is bounded by a shallow groove below. At the very bottom of the fragment there is part of a raised fillet, presumably at the stem above the foot.

The inner face has some fine striations.

The added decoration is in the form of a vine branch, the elaborate leaves with finely-incised veins.

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