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Glass dish

Late Imperial
3rd–4th century A.D.
Glass; blown
Diam.: 10 in. (25.4 cm) H.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Rounded, thickened vertical rim, with slight outward lip; convex side to body, tapering downwards then curving sharply in to slightly pushed-in, sloping outer section of bottom; solid foot ring with rounded edge; inner section of bottom slightly concave.
Broken and repaired on one side, with one small hole; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of brownish weathering and encrustation.
Said to be from Scythopolis (Beit She'an, Israel)

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