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Glass dish

Late Imperial
3rd–4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
Diam.: 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm) H.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Everted, hollow rim, folded round and down, forming collar below; vertical side, then curving in to uneven, horizontal floor; applied, splayed foot ring, with light diagonal tooling marks; flat bottom, recessed on interior of dish.
Intact; blowing striations and some pinprick bubbles; severe weathering and brilliant iridescence, with limy encrustation on bottom.
Said to be from Scythopolis (Beit She'an, Israel)

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