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Glass bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/8 x 4 1/4in. (6 x 10.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.257
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with pale greenish tinge, and one purple streak on one side.
Rounded vertical rim; sides tapering downward, then curved in to flat bottom.
Two broad, horizontal wheel-cut grooves on interior below rim.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles and striations; dulling and pitting on exterior, patches of thick creamy brown weathering on interior.

Blue glass bowl with cut lines.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5682, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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