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Glass bowl

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) Diam.: 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (8.3 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.260
Not on view
Translucent greenish yellow.
Rim folded out and down, forming rounded, partially tubular collar to mouth with inner lip; bulging sides curving in to integral, low tubular base ring; flat bottom with traces of pontil and slight kick.
Intact; few bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, and iridescence on exterior, creamy, iridescent weathering on interior.
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. CVI, 7, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5555, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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