Footed glass dish, Roman, 200-400 AD

Footed glass dish, Roman, 200-400 AD
Dating:200 AD–400 AD
Origin:Roman World, Eastern Roman World
Material:Glass (all types)
Physical:17.5cm. (6.8 in.) - 209 g. (7.4 oz.)

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Large terracotta dish, Crete, c. 1400 BC
  This footed glass dish was made from yellow green transparent glass. The bottom is flat with a prominent pontil mark. The base-ring foot shows diagonal tool marks. The profile of the body is S shaped, with an almost vertical rim, folded up, then down. A horizontal groove runs all around the outside of the rim. The inside of the dish presents a perfectly smooth surface and regular shape. The flawless execution of the body and rim is in strange contrast to the relative unevenness of the foot. Eastern Roman Empire, 200-400 AD.

Some white weathering crust.

“This large bowl has a vertical rounded rim decorated with a thick horizontal tooled rib underneath. The vessel rests on a high pushed-in foot with tubular ring. Brown encrustation on the interior. Eastern Roman Empire 3rd. - 4th. century AD” (Fortuna 1991:96, 97 #180).

Similar larger object:
“Light green. Blown. Unusually large glass dish; rounded lip, folded down and in to form underhanging rib; body projecting widely beyond foot; foot-ring” (Harden 1987:98 #40).

Bibliography (for this item)

Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd.,
1991 Shining Vessels: Ancient Glass from Greek, Roman, and Islamic Times. Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, NY. (96,97 # 180)

Harden, Donald B.
1987 Glass of the Caesars. Olivetti, Milan, Italy. (98 # 40)

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