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Glass bowl

Late Imperial, or later
4th century A.D. or later
Roman or Frankish
Glass; blown
Diam.: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm) H.: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent light green, with some purple streaks.
Uneven, thick, vertical rim; narrow bulging collar below rim; concave neck; broad globular body, curving in to integral tubular base ring; low kick in bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations, and one glassy inclusion in body; small patches of dulling and faint weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1508, p. 201, pl. 264.5.

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