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Glass bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
H.: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm) Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.198.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Opaque white.
Outsplayed rim with angular outward edge; convex curving side; convex bottom within slightly outsplayed base ring with rounded edge.
Intact, except for small weathered chip in underside of rim; pitting, dulling, and creamy brown weathering covering whole of interior and most of base ring and bottom.

Small opaque white cup, without decoration.
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. 36e, New York: W. E. Rudge.

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