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Glass bowl

Period:
Mid or Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. (3.2 x 7.3 x 3.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5826
Not on view
Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
Thick, rounded rim, with inner lip; short, convex, curving sides to body; solid pad base; flat bottom, with small kick at center and pontil mark.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and iridescent weathering on exterior, slight soil encrustation and creamy brown weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5538, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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