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Glass dish

Late Imperial
4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
H.: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm) Diam.: 7 3/16 in. (18.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Elias Kempner, 1934
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with slight blue green tinge.
Slightly everted, rounded, vertical rim, with solid horizontal rib below; short side to body, tapering downwards, then turned in to concave floor; outsplayed, tubular, base ring, made by folding; almost flat bottom, thickened at center with slight dome on interior and circular pontil mark on exterior.
Intact; a few pinprick bubbles; some pitting, but most of surfaces covered with thick creamy weathering and brilliant iridescence.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1935. Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 30(1): p. 19.

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