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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Diam.: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.96
  • Description

    Translucent purple.
    Tubular rim, folded out and down, forming flange covering side, with an inward fold at base; low convex curving side and broad floor to body, sloping gently downwards to tubular, inward-sloping foot ring, made by folding; flat bottom.
    One large hole in bottom, but complete otherwise; some pinprick bubbles; dulling and iridescent weathering.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Cyprus

  • References

    Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan, 71. Paris, no. 1519, p. 202, pl. 266.

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