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Glass bowl

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 5/8in. (6.7cm) Other: 4 1/16in. (10.3cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.179
Not on view
Translucent blue green; trails in same color.
Outsplayed rim, with rounded lip; side of body tapers downwards, then curves inwards; tall, splayed tubular foot, made by folding; thick, conical bottom, flattened at center by pontil mark.
A fine trail applied horizontally around base of side; another thicker trail applied over it and wound round side in an irregular, curving zigzag pattern, ending in a long trail under rim.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations, with a few black impurities; dulling, patches of whitish weathering, and some iridescence.
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