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Glass bowl

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Diam.: 3 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 1 9/16 in. (8.1 x 10.8 x 4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.127
  • Description

    Translucent light green; foot ring in same color.
    Outsplayed rim with rounded, thickened outer lip; oval body with side expanding slightly downwards, then turned in at a sharp angle; slightly convex bottom on interior; applied tubular low oval base ring with pushed-in bottom and pontil scar.
    Intact; many bubbles, blowing striations, and some black impurities; patches of creamy brown weathering, dulling, and iridescence.

  • Provenance

    Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.

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