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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Diam.: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.95
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent green.
Tubular, slightly outsplayed rim, folded out, down, and in, forming a prominent flanged edge to side; convex curving side sloping in to applied solid foot ring with diagonal tooling marks around its outer side; slightly convex bottom.
Around the flanged edge to rim, a single horizontal groove.
Broken and repaired, with only one small hole; some bubbles, elongated in rim; thick, limy encrustation, dulling, and slight iridescence.

Greenish, colored blown glass.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1521, p. 202, pl. 267.2.

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