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Glass bowl

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
mid-2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm) Diam.: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.11.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale yellow green.
Angular rim, with slightly inverted lip at top; side tapering diagonally downward, then curving in to convex bottom.
On interior, three horizontal grooves cut in a band around upper part of side; on exterior, two lightly abraded concentric circles around lower side and a small circle around center of bottom.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescence, with patches of creamy brown weathering and soil encrustation on interior.
Rotary grinding marks on interior; many surface scratches on exterior.
1959. "Recent Important Aquisitions Made by Public and Private Collections in the U.S. and Abroad." Journal of Glass Studies, 1: no. 5, pp. 106-7.

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