Roman Glass Bowl

Roman Glass Bowl
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Roman Glass Bowl (often referred to as a patella cup)
Blown in clear glass; folded rim; small tubular pushed-in foot; floor kicked; pontil mark.

Intact, with no chips cracks or repairs. Some iridescence and mineral stains.

Syria c. 2nd- 3rd c. AD
5" diameter x 2" tall


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For a similar example, see John W. Hayes, "Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum" (Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1975), p.201, #196.

See also Andrew Oliver, Jr., "Ancient Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh" (Pittsburgh: The Board of Trustees, Carnegie Institute, 1980) p.90, #131.

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