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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) Diam.: 7 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (20.2 x 10 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.306
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Tubular rim, folded out, down, and in, with narrow, slightly convex inner shoulder; bulging side to body, curving in to integral tubular base ring; concave bottom, with kick at center and large circular pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; pitting, dulling, and 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. LXXXV, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5578, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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