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Glass bowl

Early Imperial
early 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast
H.: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
Opaque jade green.
Horizontal rim with rounded outer edge; convex curving side to hemispherical body with uneven exterior surface; flat bottom inside outsplayed base ring with rounded edge.
Intact, except for one small weathered chip in rim; pitting of pinprick bubbles, dulling on interior and on bottom inside base ring; creamy brown weathering and iridescence on interior.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and bottom.
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.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: p. 34.

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