The Roman House at Hopkins | Everyday Dining: Glass Vessels

Dish with Raised Foot

By Nicole Berlin

Accession Number: JHAM HT 231
Measurements: Width: 14.6m, Height: 3.1cm
Material: Glass
Culture/Date: Roman, 3rd-4th c. CE
Provenance: Unknown

This transparent blue-green plate is shallow with a broad collar. It sits on a raised, irregularly shaped foot with a folded over rim. This form is common to the Mediterranean provinces although datable examples have been found from Switzerland, Crete (Knossos), the Cave of Letters in Israel and Tipasa (Algeria).


Isings form 118. Cf. Louvre MNC 1296.