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Glass hemispherical bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
mid-2nd–early 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
3in. (7.6cm) Other: 5in. (12.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.36
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent yellow green.
Rounded, slightly inverted rim; hemispherical body with convex curving side; convex bottom.
On interior, two narrow horizontal grooves cut in a band below rim; on exterior, a single lightly abraded small circular groove around bottom.
Complete, but large crack in one side and strain cracks around most of body below rim; some pinprick bubbles; isolated patches of pitting and iridescent weathering on exterior.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.

Yellow glass bowl with two cut bands round the rim.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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