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Glass bowl with indented sides

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
2nd half of 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) Diam.: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.206
Not on view
Translucent light green.
Uneven, knocked-off rim; flaring narrow collar; broad, funnel-shaped body with concave-curving side at top, then tapering sharply below to small, pushed-in bottom.
Eight irregular indents in lower side.
Complete except for chip in rim; many pinprick and a few larger bubbles, and blowing striations; faint dulling and iridescence, and small patches of brownish weathering.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1211, p. 168, pl. 219.4.

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