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Glass hemispherical bowl

2nd–1st century B.C.
Glass; cast and cut
3 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. (8.6 x 14.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Translucent cobalt blue.
Rounded vertical rim; hemispherical body with convex curving side; convex bottom.
On interior, a single deeo horizontal groove below rim.
Intact, with one small internal crack near bottom; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, patches of creamy brown weathering, and faint iridescence on exterior.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and exterior.

The bowl was cast in a mold and then finished on a lathe.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1480, p. 199, pl. 260.3.

Eisen, Gustavus A. and Fahim Joseph Kouchakji. 1927. Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1. pl. 7c, New York: W. E. Rudge.

Auth, Susan H. 1976. Ancient glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer Collection of antiquities. no. 35, Newark: Newark Museum.

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