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Glass dish

Late Imperial
4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
1 11/16 × 9 1/2 in. (4.3 × 24.1 cm) Diam. of foot: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rounded rim folded out and down; concave side to body, tapering downwards then curving sharply in to outer, slightly concave section of bottom; splayed, integral, tubular foot ring, made by folding; inner section of bottom slightly convex with thickened dome and pontil scar at center.
Intact; few bubbles but some elongated horizontally; dulling, pitting, iridescence, and yellowish brown weathering on exterior.

Greenish blown glass plate with thick base.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5575, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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