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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 5/8 x 8 11/16in. (6.6 x 22cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.301
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with very pale green tinge.
Rounded rim folded out and down; straight side to body, tapering downwards then curving slightly outward; tall, integral, tubular foot ring, made by folding with deep creease on interior; almost flat bottom with thickened dome and pontil scar at center.
Intact; pinprick and some elongated horizontally bubbles; dulling, pitting, iridescence, and yellowish brown weathering on exterior, with some whitish iridescent weathering on interior.

Thick yellowish shallow blown glass bowl with base.
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. LXXXV, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5574, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 113, pl. 1.9.

Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 132, fig. 42:9, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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