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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) diameter 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.40
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Vertical, slightly thickened, rounded rim; short, convex side to body, turned in horizontally, and then sloping inwards to thick, flat bottom with upward kick inside and central pontil scar, surrounded by tubular base ring.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and faint iridescence.
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. 215-16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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