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Glass bowl with painted decoration

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
glass; cast and painted
Dimensions:
Diameter: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Concordia Foundation Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.269.2
Not on view
Colorless; gilding and red enamel paint.
Ground vertical rim; side of body sloping in and rounded at bottom; flat bottom.
Painted and gilded decoration on interior: a pointed monument, clearly identifiable as a betyl (a type of cult object common in the Near East), flanked by a wall and trees.
Broken and repaired with areas of fill; some pinprick bubbles; rotary grinding marks; black, enamel-like weathering and iridescence.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2006. "One Hundred Thirty-sixth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 136: p. 28.

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