Cosmetic Dish

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Object Name: 
Cosmetic Dish
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Overall H: 1.8 cm; Base Diam: 4.6 cm
On Display
99-25 BCE
Primary Description: 
Opaque medium green glass, bubbly, dull surface, some patches of thin iridescent weathering crust adhering; cast, lathe-cut and polished. Small pallet probably for mixing cosmetics, interior is a deep regular depression with a short interior lip, elaborate and crisp profile, thick rim ground flat on top, concave side sits on top a quarter round cavetto molding, body cut back in from this molding spreads out to base, base spreads out in a similar profile but a wider cavetto molding profiled at the edge by a concave groove; the entire vessel or container sits on a lathe-cut ring base (3.1 cm. Diam.), the interior profiled with a three-quarter round and a simple step, flat underside.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
The Fragrant Past: Perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar
Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology 1989-04-05 through 1989-06-25
The Fragrant Past (1989) #13; BIB# 24733
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 146, #303, pl. 19; BIB# 29547