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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/16 x 9 3/8in. (5.3 x 23.9cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.302
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rounded, slightly thickened vertical rim; convex side to body, tapering downwards then curving sharply in to pushed-in outer section of bottom; applied tubular foot ring, splayed outwards; inner section of bottom slightly convex with thickened dome and pontil scar at center.
Intact; many pinprick, some elongated horizontally, and a few very large bubbles; dulling, pitting, and patches of brownish iridescent weathering.

Greenish blown glass plate with thick base.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5573, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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