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Glass dish

late 1st–early 3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Diam.: 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale greyish green strongly tinged with purple; handles in same color.
Broad tubular rim, made by folding out and down; almost horizontal shoulder; S-shaped side to body; tubular base-ring, made by folding; bottom almost flat but with a thick dome at center with traces of large circular pontil mark; two handles trailed along edge of rim from right to left.
On handles, vertical tooling to make a series of alternating ridges and grooves.
Intact; a few pinprick and two large bubbles; slight pitting and faint iridescent weathering.

With raised decoration on rim.
Said to be from Cyprus

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1711, p. 225, Paris.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. p. 68, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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