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Glass bowl with basket handle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Syrian
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 9/16in. (11.6cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.214
Not on view
Colorless with green tinge; handle probably in same color.
Rim folded out and down, forming projecting collar around top of side, and an inverted lip on inside; funnel-shaped side; high, splayed foot ring, made by folding; small, flat, circular bottom; rod handle applied to rim, drawn up in a large loop and trailed onto opposite side of vessel.
Intact, but heavily weathered with one small hole in rim; many pinprick bubbles; pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering covering most of surfaces.
Said to be from Syria

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