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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 in. (5.1 cm) Diam.: 8 1/4 x 4 5/16 in. (21 x 11 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.305
Not on view
Colorless with faint yellow green tinge.
Tubular, flaring rim, folded out and down, with almost horizontal inner shoulder; S-shaped side to body, curving in to integral tubular base ring; slightly concave bottom, thicknened at center with small pontil scar.
Broken and repaired, cracked on one side and a large hole in the other; pinprick bubbles; pitting, iridescent weathering, and some limy encrustation around rim.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5593, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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