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Glass bowl

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm) Diam.: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.80
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Rim folded out and down, forming broad, hollow collar; convex-curving side to body, then tapering in to applied splayed tubular foot ring; flat but slightly uneven bottom; traces of pontil scar around bottom edge of foot.
One irregular crack and hole in side of body, another crack and smaller, weathered hole in rim; pinprick and some larger bubbles, especially in rim; hollow rim contains much loose and encrusted soil, with patches of iridescent weathering, slight pitting and dulling on rest of surface, with small areas of soil encrustation; many surface scratches.
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