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Glass bowl

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 15/16 x 4 1/4in. (4.9 x 10.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.259
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with pale yellow green tinge.
Everted, tubular rim, folded out and down, forming collar with indent on inside of mouth; sides taper then curve in to integral, tubular base ring; deeply pushed-in bottom with thickened dome and kick at center.
Intact; some pinprick and larger bubbles, with one black, gritty impurity in body; dulling and faint iridescence on exterior, with a patch of creamy white weathering on bottom.

Colorless bowl with base.
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. LXXXVII,1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5588, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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