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Glass conical bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
mid-2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diam.: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.320
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale greenish yellow.
Angular, ground rim; slightly convex side, tapering diagonally downward; convex bottom.
On interior, four horizontal grooves cut in a band on upper half of side.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling, pitting, and small patches of reddish soil encrustation in grooves.
Rotary grinding marks on interior; many surface scratches on exterior.

Amber pointed bowl with concentric circles cut on inside.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1414, p. 193, pl. 251.1.

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