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Glass dish

Late Imperial
3rd–4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
H.: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) Diam.: 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Rounded, slightly thickened vertical rim; angled side to body, tapering downwards then curving sharply in to pushed-in outer section of bottom; integral tubular inverted foot ring; inner section of bottom convex with thickened dome and pontil scar at center.
Intact; many pinprick and a few very large bubbles; dulling, deep pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of brownish weathering on exterior and side of interior, no weathering on bottom of interior.
Said to be from near Nazareth, Israel

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