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Glass dish

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st–early 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm) Diam.: 8 x 3 3/8 in. (20.3 x 8.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.133
Not on view
Colorless with yellowish green tinge; trails in same color.
Everted, flaring, tubular rim, folded round and down, with broad, sloping inner shoulder; short, almost vertical side to body, then curving sharply in to integral, oval tubular base ring; large kick in thick bottom with pontil scar; two long trails applied to outer edge of rim as handles, decorated with vertical crimping.
Intact, but one internal crack in side; some bubbles; areas of dulling, pitting, limy weathering, and brilliant 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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