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Glass bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
mid-2nd–early 1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Diam.: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Cole Porter, 1951
Accession Number:
51.107
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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.
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