A Roman glass oval dish

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Lot 79
A Roman glass oval dish

Sold for £ 3,187 (US$ 4,266) inc. premium

Antiquities

23 Jul 2020, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Roman glass oval dish
Probably Egypt, circa 5th-6th Century A.D.
Yellow-green in colour, the rim folded outwards and over to form a broad, thickened rim, the shallow dish with a central kick and a separately-attached high oval foot with criss-cross tooling decoration on the exterior, 20.2cm diam.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection, Perthshire, formed from 1900-1965; and thence by descent.
    Property from a Perthshire House; the Estate of the late Ellen Broun; Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 29 September 2016, lot 714 (part).
    Private collection, Edinburgh, acquired from the above sale.

    The decorative tooling on the foot of this dish is also found on the oval dishes discovered at Karanis in Fayum, Egypt, and published by D.B. Harden in 1936 (Roman Glass from Karanis, Oxford; see no. 17 for a similar bowl). A collection of over 1,000 glass vessels and fragments from Karanis is now housed at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, including several dishes akin to this lot.
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