- Early Imperial
- early 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast
- H.: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1913
- Accession Number:
Opaque jade green.
Horizontal rim with rounded outer edge; convex curving side to hemispherical body with uneven exterior surface; flat bottom inside outsplayed base ring with rounded edge.
Intact, except for one small weathered chip in rim; pitting of pinprick bubbles, dulling on interior and on bottom inside base ring; creamy brown weathering and iridescence on interior.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and bottom.
Said to be from near Emesa (modern Homs), Syria
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1914. "Department of Classical Art: Accessions of 1913: Jewelry and Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9(12): p. 258.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: p. 34.