Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass bowl

Late Imperial
4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
H.: 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm) Diam.: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
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.
Related Objects

Glass snake-thread flask shaped like a mouse

Date: 3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass, blue Accession: 2012.479.2 On view in:Gallery 169

Glass pourer flask

Date: 2nd–early 3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 74.51.80 On view in:Gallery 176

Glass jug

Date: late 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 81.10.13 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass gladiator cup

Date: ca. A.D. 50–80 Medium: Glass Accession: 81.10.245 On view in:Gallery 168

Glass jug

Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 17.194.226 On view in:Gallery 166