Roman or Byzantine / Fragment of a Bowl / 3rd?5th centuryRoman or Byzantine
Fragment of a Bowl
3rd?5th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Roman or Byzantine
Title: Fragment of a Bowl
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 200
Creation End Date: 499
Creation Date: 3rd?5th century
Creation Place: Found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Rock crystal
Dimensions: L. 3 11/16 in. (9.5 cm), W. 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm)
Description: Fish and shells carved in relief decorate this remnant of a bowl. The original may have been suspended from chains and filled with oil for use as a lamp. It was one of a group of five rock-crystal objects found in a cistern in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa).
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 55.135.7
Credit Line: Bequest of Ada Small Moore, 1955
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.55.135.7
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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