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Glass bowl

late 1st–early 3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Diameter: 4 3/16in. (10.6cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless; handle trails in same glass.
Broad, outsplayed rim, turned up, round, down, and under; short convex side to body; tubular, slightly outsplayed, low foot ring, made by folding; downward rounded ridge around edge of bottom, pushed-in center with circular pontil mark, forming domed base to interior of bowl; two handles applied on opposite sides of rim, tooled to form a row of alternating vertical ridges and furrows.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.

Small, with boss in center and plastic decoration on rim.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1515, p. 202, pl. 265.7.

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