Glass dish


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168

Translucent deep emerald green.

Rim folded out and down, forming collar around top of side; shallow side, bulging slightly downwards, and then turned sharply in to pushed-in floor; solid, low outsplayed foot ring; slightly concave bottom.

Complete but cracked around side with small chips missing; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; patches of dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering.

Deeply colored monochrome glass was very popular in the early Roman blown-glass industry, and it was only after about A.D. 50 that colorless and naturally colored blue-green glass came into widespread use.

Glass dish, Glass, Roman

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