Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass monochrome dish fragment

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. (3.5 x 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1631
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.
Related Objects

Silver handle of a large dish

Date: 2nd–early 3rd century A.D. Medium: Silver, gold Accession: 06.1106 On view in:Gallery 169

Glass pourer flask

Date: 2nd–early 3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 74.51.80 On view in:Gallery 176

Glass snake-thread flask shaped like a mouse

Date: 3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass, blue Accession: 2012.479.2 On view in:Gallery 169

Glass fragments of bowl decorated with mosaic fish

Date: 1st–3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 17.194.1504a–d On view in:Gallery 171

Glass jug

Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 17.194.226 On view in:Gallery 166