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Glass dish

Period:
Late Roman
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Diam.: 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Cohen, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.163.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Platters, dishes, and shallow bowls were common items among the glass tableware of Roman households.
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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