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Glass bowl

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/16 x 3 3/4in. (5.6 x 9.6cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.268
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless.
Knocked-off and ground vertical rim, with slight bulging collar below; curving convex sides; pushed-in bottom.
Decoration of finely cut horizontal lines, comprising a single line immediately below rim, a band of two lines around middle of body, and another single line near bottom.
Intact; some pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling, some pitting, and faint iridescence, with patches of thick creamy brown weathering.

Colorless bowl with incised lines inside.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5644, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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