- Late Hellenistic
- mid-2nd–early 1st century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; cast and cut
- H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Diam.: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. Cole Porter, 1951
- Accession Number:
Colorless with translucent purple streak.
Uneven, angular, and slightly inverted rim; hemispherical body with straight side, tapering diagonally downward and then curving in ; convex bottom.
On interior, two horizontal grooves cut in a band below rim; on exterior, a band of two lightly abraded grooves around bottom with small circle at center.
Intact, but many internal strain cracks around side below rim and in bottom; some pinprick bubbles; isolated patches of deep pitting and brownish iridescent weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.