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Glass bowl

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Diam.: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) H.: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.216
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Outsplayed rim with thickened, rounded lip; bell-shaped body with short side tapering slightly downwards, then turned in sharply to integral, thick, tubular splayed pedestal base; small slightly convex bottom with pontil scar.
At junction of rim and body, horizontal slender bulge or trail.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; pitting and iridescent weathering on exterior, thick creamy brown weathering on most of interior.
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