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Glass dish

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st–early 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
Diam.: 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.72
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale greyish green strongly tinged with purple; handles in same color.
Broad tubular rim, made by folding out and down; almost horizontal shoulder; S-shaped side to body; tubular base-ring, made by folding; bottom almost flat but with a thick dome at center with traces of large circular pontil mark; two handles trailed along edge of rim from right to left.
On handles, vertical tooling to make a series of alternating ridges and grooves.
Intact; a few pinprick and two large bubbles; slight pitting and faint iridescent weathering.

With raised decoration on rim.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1711, p. 225.

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