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Glass conical bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
mid-2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Diam.: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.320
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale greenish yellow.
Angular, ground rim; slightly convex side, tapering diagonally downward; convex bottom.
On interior, four horizontal grooves cut in a band on upper half of side.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling, pitting, and small patches of reddish soil encrustation in grooves.
Rotary grinding marks on interior; many surface scratches on exterior.

Amber pointed bowl with concentric circles cut on inside.
Said to be from Cyprus

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1414, p. 193, pl. 251.1, Paris.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. p. 42, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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