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Glass bowl

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) Diam.: 4 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (11.7 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.295
Not on view
Colorless with blue green tinge
Everted horizontal rim with rounded outer lip; projecting tubular fold below; S-shaped sides curving in to integral tubular base ring; kick in bottom with circular pontil scar.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; deep pitting and brilliant iridescent 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. LXXXVII, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5585, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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