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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 1 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (3.8 x 21 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5828
Not on view
Colorless.
Tubular rim, folded up, round, down, and in, forming collar on underside; shallow S-shaped side to body; integral tubular foot ring; pushed-in bottom with domed thickening at center and traces of large circular pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling, yellow brown iridescence, and patches of whitish weathering on exterior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5576, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 122, pp. 67, 120–21, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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