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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) Diam.: 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (15.9 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.307
Not on view
Colorless with yellow tinge.
Tubular, flaring rim, folded out, down, and in, with narrow, slightly convex inner shoulder; S-shaped side to body, curving in to integral tubular base ring; concave bottom, thickened at center and traces of small pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and iridescence, with most of exterior covered in thick enamel-like 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. LXXXVIII, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5591, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 114.

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

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