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Bowl (Syria), 1st century A.D.

This is a Bowl. It is dated 1st century A.D. and we acquired it in 1961. Its medium is blown and tooled glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The clarity of form and iridescent beauty of the material make this early example of Roman blown and tooled glass comparable to twentieth-century works conceived in the spirit of Modernism.

This object was donated by Mrs. Leo Wallerstein. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein.

  • Cream Jug, ca. 1790
  • lead-glazed earthenware ("cream ware").
  • Gift of George B. and Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1936-13-45
  • Cobalt blue Fruit Bowl, 1918
  • mold and mouth-blown blue-green "sapphire" glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Dale and Doug Anderson, Anonymous Donor,....
  • 2009-18-122

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 7.3 x 11.9 cm (2 7/8 x 4 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Bowl (Syria), 1st century A.D.; blown and tooled glass; H x diam.: 7.3 x 11.9 cm (2 7/8 x 4 11/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein; 1961-88-9

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