Glass dish


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Translucent light blue green.
Plain, rounded, horizontal rim; hexagonal body with straight sides tapering downward; integral hexagonal base, with ground flat edge; small flat bottom; two large integral handles, slightly upturned with rounded edge, each pierced with a central irregular star-shaped hole at base next to rim, and carved into a palmette shape with round and pointed projections.
On upper surface incised decoration running around rim, on bottom in recessed hexagonal panel, and on handles: on rim, a continuous tendril scroll with circular flowers decorated with a cross; on bottom, a lozenge with buds at angles and a central circular flower decorated with a cross; and on handles, floral pattern of leafy sprays issuing from a central stem.
Broken and repaired at one end of body with part of side and rim missing; few bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, and patches of brownish weathering.

Glass dish, Glass, Roman

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