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Glass ribbed bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
2 3/4in. (7cm) Other: 4in. (10.2cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.75
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Knocked-off, uneven vertical rim; body with bulging side, then curving in to thick, flat bottom.
On body, fifteen irregular, vertical ribs.
Complete but cracked; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, iridescence, and patches of milky weathering, with one area of thick soil encrustation on interior.

This is an unusual example of the so-called zarte Rippenschalen type of bowl since it does not have an outsplayed rim and concave neck.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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