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Glass footed bowl

Period:
Late Roman
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
3 1/8 in. (8 cm) Diameter: 4 1/16 x 4 3/16 x 2 1/8 in. (10.3 x 10.6 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.258
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Outsplayed, rounded rim; convex sides tapering downward, then turned in to flat bottom with pontil scar; added ring base with flaring sides and thick, rounded edge.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; heavily weathered and pitted, with patches of brilliant iridescence and black enamel-like weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. LXXXIV, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5537, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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