Glass bowl decorated with hunting scenes

Period: Late Imperial

Date: 2nd half of the 4th–early 5th century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Glass; blown and cut

Dimensions: H. 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
diameter 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.194.328


Engraved on the exterior of the bowl are two hunting scenes from Greek mythology–one depicts Adonis who has been mortally wounded by a boar, the other Meleager and Atalanta hunting the Calydonian boar.