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Glass bowl with cut decoration

Mid–Late Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and cut
H.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm) Diam.: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Plain vertical rim with thickened, rounded lip; vertical side to body, curving in to flat bottom, slightly domed on interior.
Below rim, one horizontal rounded trail; two more finer trails applied as concentric circles around bottom; on body, two rows of vertical, short, wheel-cut lines, twenty-two in upper row, twenty-one in lower; on bottom, central round cut indent.
Broken and repaired, with tiny chips missing; almost all of surfaces covered in dulling, creamy weathering, 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.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. pp. 70, 94, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

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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