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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
early 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
1 3/4 × 4 15/16 in. (4.4 × 12.5 cm) Diam. of rim: 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Translucent pale blue green.
Vertical rim with rounded top edge; plain, vertical band of irregular height around top of side, then bulging outward before curving in sharply to concave bottom.
On interior, two concentric grooves around outer edge of bottom and small, broader circle at center; on exterior, eighty vertical ribs of slightly varying length and width, with tops ground off, arranged around bulging middle section of body.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and iridescence with small patches of creamy weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and on band around top of exterior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5073, p. 507, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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