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Round disk (lid or plate fragment?)

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Outsplayed rounded edge. Curves into domical projection in the center. Yellow-green. Intact, except for slight crack; some iridescence, especially on underside.


By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 4th–1st century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

probably Crete, Greece


Diameter: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, free-blown


The Ancient World