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Glass monocrome dish fragment

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 1 7/16 x 5/8 in. (3.6 x 1.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.2012
Not on view
Fragment of footed dish.
Opaque red.
Flat interior, slightly concave at center; on exterior, solid angular foot ring, slanting outward, around edge of bottom.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles and patch of weathering on interior; gritty encrustation and thick green weathering on exterior and outer edge of foot ring; no weathering on broken edge.
The rest of the side that extended up from the foot ring has probably been ground away in recent times.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: n. 26 [p. 40].

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