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Glass ribbed bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
greatest diameter: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale blue green.
Knocked-off, outsplayed rim; short concave neck; bulging side curving in to thick, flat bottom with rounded convexity on interior.
Side tooled into sixteen irregular, vertical ribs.
Intact, except for two chips in rim; pinprick bubbles; dulling, deep pitting, and numerous patches of thick milky weathering and brilliant iridescence.

Bowl with ribbed sides.
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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