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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm) Diam.: 7 3/16 x 3 3/4 in. (18.3 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.134
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Thickened, rounded rim; side curves down and in, with angular profile; tall foot ring, made by folding, slightly splayed and with tubular, inward-bulging edge; uneven bottom with thick dome at center and prominent pontil scar.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; heavily weathered, with pitting, some dulling, 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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