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Glass bowl

Period:
Early Imperial, Flavian
Date:
2nd half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diam.: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.122
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Rim folded in, up, round, out, and down, forming rounded, tubular collar to mouth with inner lip; bulging sides curving in to low solid base ring; slightly convex bottom.
Intact, but a few minor chips in rounded edge of base ring and one internal crack across bottom; some pinprick and larger bubbles; patches of dulling, pitting, iridescence, and creamy brown weathering.
Said to be from Cyprus.

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1667, p. 224.

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