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Glass bowl

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 2 in. (5.1 cm) Diam.: 3 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (9.8 x 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.278
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge
Vertical, rounded, and thickened rim; vertical sides to body, then curving in to applied base ring; slightly uneven, flat base with central pontil scar and kick on interior.
Broken and repaired, part of rim and upper side missing, and one hole in lower body; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; pitting, dulling, and iridescent weathering covering entire surfaces.
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. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5512, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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