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Glass bowl

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
1 3/8 x 5 13/16in. (3.5 x 14.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.48
Not on view
Colorless.
Broad horizontal rim with rounded lip and folded tubular bulge; convex side, tapering downwards to bottom with deep kick and central circular pontil mark; tubular base ring at junction of side and bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; most of surface covered with brown weathering, pitting, and 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. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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