Glass dish

Late Imperial
4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Diam.: 7 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (20.2 x 10 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Tubular rim, folded out, down, and in, with narrow, slightly convex inner shoulder; bulging side to body, curving in to integral tubular base ring; concave bottom, with kick at center and large circular pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; pitting, dulling, and iridescent 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. LXXXV, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5578, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 120, pp. 67, 118–19, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.