Glass ribbed bowl
- Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
- first half of 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
- H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); diameter 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue.
Thick, slightly outsplayed rim with almost pointed edge, sloping inward below; convex curving side, tapering obliquely downward; concave bottom.
On interior, a single broad horizontal groove, cut at junction of rim and side; on exterior, forty-five short rounded ribs of varying width, thickness, and length.
Intact, except for minor chips in rim; some pinprick bubbles; faint dulling and iridescence, with small patches of encrusted weathering on interior.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and on band around exterior of rim; series of irregular tooling marks and indents on band around exterior of rim.