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Glass dish

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Diam.: 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.74
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green.
Flaring tubular rim, folded round, out, and down, forming hollow collar; body with shallow S-shaped profile; integral low tubular foot ring; uneven but flat bottom with central pontil mark and small thickened dome on interior.
Intact; many pinprick and larger bubbles; small patches of pitting and weathering, and pink weathering inside tubular rim.
Said to be from Cyprus

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1300, p. 180, pl. 246.4, Paris.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. p. 122, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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