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Glass bowl

Early Imperial
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast and cut
Overall: 2 5/16 x 4 9/16in. (5.8 x 11.6cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue.
Rounded, thickened, and slightly inverted rim; sides curving in to pushed-in bottom.
A single, broad, horizontal wheel-cut groove below rim on interior.
Broken and repaired, with one small area of fill at base of side; a few pinprick and larger bubbles; patches of dulling, pitting, iridescence, and creamy brown weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior, exterior fire-polished, with one horizontal tooled indent in side.

Blue glass bowl with horizontal groove on interior below rim; sagged.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5645, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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