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Glass hemispherical bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
Diam.: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm) H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1235
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue.
Rounded, slightly inverted rim; hemispherical body with sides curving in to pushed-in bottom.
Decoration of horizontal wheel-cut grooves on interior, comprising a single broad groove below rim and a band of two narrower grooves around middle of body.
Intact; a few pinprick bubbles; patches of dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering.
Rotary grinding marks below rim on exterior and interior.

Hemispherical blue bowl with horizontal cut bands.
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