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Bowl

Imperial (Roman)-Late Antique
2nd century - 3rd century
Glass

2 13/16 x 4 x 1/8 in. (7.1 x 10.2 x 0.3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: G.8
Geography: Asia, Possibly Cyprus
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Culture/Nationality: Cypriot (?)

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This object has the following keywords:
  • blown glass - Glassware shaped by blowing air through a blowpipe into a glob of molten glass.
  • bowls - Rounded, cuplike, hollow parts of objects, such as the body of a stemmed vessel or the part of a pipe in which tobacco is burned.
  • bowls - Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
  • cups - Open bowl-shaped vessels, used chiefly for drinking, often having one handle, but sometimes two handles or none, generally on a low foot-ring; also includes similar bowl-shaped vessels, generally without handles, resting on a stem and supported by a spreading foot. Occasionally made with a lid.
  • drinking vessels - Vessels used for drinking liquids.
  • glass - An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.
  • vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/153819 |title=Bowl |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/14/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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