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Glass plate

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D. or later
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Diam.: 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.808
  • Description

    Translucent blue green.
    Broad, slightly upturned, tubular rim, folded down and in; side almost horizontal but with solid flange on exterior towards rim; outsplayed tubular foot ring, made by folding; slightly convex bottom with central rounded projecting boss and pontil mark, dome at center on interior.
    Intact; bubbles, blowing striations, and a few gritty inclusions; some pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering.

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