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Glass monochrome dish fragment

Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast and cut
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. (3.5 x 8.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Opaque jade green.
Vertical, rounded rim; convex side, bulging outward slightly, then curving in sharply, and finally turned downward.
On exterior, below rim, molding comprising two horizontal grooves, the upper narrow, the lower broad, with a raised horizontal ridge below; on undercurve of side, a faint groove above a raised band.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles with some weathering in grooves and chips on exterior; dulling and creamy iridescent weathering on interior, rim, and side edges; bottom edge unweathered.

This rim fragment belongs to a large shallow dish made in a rather unusual opaque blue-green (jade) color.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: p. 34, fig. 5.

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