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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm) Diam.: 6 x 3 1/8 in. (15.2 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.304
Not on view
Colorless with blue green tinge.
Slightly inverted, rounded rim; short side to body, curving in to tubular, integral base ring; almost flat bottom, thickened at center and with trace of a central pontil scar.
Intact; pinprick and a few large bubbles; some dulling, creamy weathering, and iridescence; patches of limy encrustation on interior.
Stands lop-sided on base ring.
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. LXXXVI, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5581, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 113, pl. 1.1.

Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 129, fig. 42:1, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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