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Glass dish

Late Roman
4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
Diam.: 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Cohen, 1976
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green.
Tubular rim folded over and in, with bulging outer edge; lop-sided with wall tapering downward, shallow on one side, deeper on the other, and then broad sloping underside; applied solid flaring base ring, with diagonal tooled marks on upper surface; almost flat bottom.
Intact; some large and pinprick bubbles; slight dulling, patches of brownish weathering and iridescence.

Platters, dishes, and shallow bowls were common items among the glass tableware of Roman households.
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