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Glass bowl

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4 3/16 in. × 2 1/16 in. (10.6 × 5.2 cm)
Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.266
Not on view
Colorless with greenish tinge
Outsplayed, horizontal, rounded rim, folded down and in onto undercurve; sides tapering downward; base ring; deep, concave bottom with pontil scar.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescence, with small patches of creamy weathering.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3. pl. LXXXVII, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5590, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 100, pp. 106–7, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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