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Glass dish

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 4.45 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.299
  • Description

    Translucent pale blue green.
    Rounded, flaring rim, with horizontal outward rib below; slightly convex side of uneven height, tapering downwards to broad, intregral tubular base ring; flat bottom but with kick at center, forming thickened dome, and traces of pontil scar.
    Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; some dulling and faint iridescence, with small patches of creamy brown weathering.

  • 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. 5592.

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