Exquisite Roman Glass Dish
Circa 2nd Century CE
COMPARISONS: E. Marianne Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, Ernesto Wolf Collection, Germany, 2001, Cat. Nos. 112-114 for examples of circular dishes of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Centuries, all with shared characteristics as this piece, such as broad flat rim, ring base, etc. Also, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco & Israel Antiquities Authority, Ancient Glass from the Holy Land, 1998, page 14 for illustration of a similar Roman glass dish with raised center point.