Glass phiale (libation bowl)

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152

Colorless with light greenish tinge.

Outsplayed rim with rounded edge; top of side curving in, then a short raised, vertical band, and finally curving in to shallow convex bottom.

On exterior, raised band carved into two broad grooves; on lower side, extending to bottom, a raised pattern of twenty elongated, pointed petals; on bottom, a raised circular disk with a further raised irregular boss carved with an eight-pointed rosette with rounded petals at center.

Broken and repaired, with some fill in lower side and bottom; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling and patches of faint iridescent weathering.

Glass phiale (libation bowl), Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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