Roman colourless facet-cut bowl: 2nd-3rd century
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Roman colourless facet-cut bowl with yellowish-green tinge. This bowl is made of thick, good quality glass. The rim is slightly everted, cracked off, ground and polished. There are three zones of decoration: at the top: there is a row of oval facets, seven of which survive. These are framed by rows of narrower dashes. The middle has lozenges made from four oval facets and filled with cross-hatching interspersed with larger sub-rectangular facets and long narrow facets. The bottom has stylised swags, made from engraved semi-circles surrounding ground-flat circles and linked by sub-rectangular facets with pairs of 45-degree facets.
175 AD - 325 AD