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Glass bowl

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) Diam.: 4 x 2 1/8 in. (10.2 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.267
Not on view
Colorless with pale green tinge
Tubular rim, folded over and in; straight sides to body, flaring upwards; integral tubular base ring, flaring downwards with rounded bottom edge; thick, pushed-in bottom, slightly concave with traces of pontil scar.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; some dulling and faint iridescence; patches of creamy brown and black 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, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5544, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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