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Glass bowl

Early Imperial
early 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast
H.: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm) Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Opaque dark red.
Horizontal rim with uneven outer edge; convex curving side to hemispherical body; flat bottom inside outsplayed base ring with rounded edge.
Intact; pitting of surface bubbles, dulling on interior, green weathering with patches of overlying brown encrustation on interior, base ring, and bottom.

Small opaque copper red cup with green pitting-spots.
Said to be from near Emesa (modern Homs), Syria

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1914. "Department of Classical Art Accessions of 1913: Jewelry and Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9 (12): p. 258.

Eisen, Gustavus A. and Fahim Joseph Kouchakji. 1927. Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1. pl. 36f, New York: W. E. Rudge.

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