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Glass bowl

2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown
H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Diam.: 3 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 1 9/16 in. (8.1 x 10.8 x 4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent light green; foot ring in same color.
Outsplayed rim with rounded, thickened outer lip; oval body with side expanding slightly downwards, then turned in at a sharp angle; slightly convex bottom on interior; applied tubular low oval base ring with pushed-in bottom and pontil scar.
Intact; many bubbles, blowing striations, and some black impurities; patches of creamy brown weathering, dulling, and iridescence.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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