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Glass bowl

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 15/16 x 4 1/4in. (4.9 x 10.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.259
  • Description

    Colorless with pale yellow green tinge.
    Everted, tubular rim, folded out and down, forming collar with indent on inside of mouth; sides taper then curve in to integral, tubular base ring; deeply pushed-in bottom with thickened dome and kick at center.
    Intact; some pinprick and larger bubbles, with one black, gritty impurity in body; dulling and faint iridescence on exterior, with a patch of creamy white weathering on bottom.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5588.

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