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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Height: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm) Diameter: 3 3/4 × 3 1/4 in. (9.6 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent honey brown; trial in opaque white.
Knocked-off, ground rim; short concave neck; squat globular body curving in to broad, thick, flat bottom.
Trail wound spirally from bottom around body, with one broad patch in side between ribs; sides tooled into eighteen, shallow, irregular, vertical ribs.
Complete, except for large chip in rim; a few bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, weathering of trail between ribs, and one patch of creamy brown weathering on interior.
Said to be from Turin, Italy (Froehner 1879, p. 139, pl. XXIX, 120)

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.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. pp. 47, 73, 78 n. 8, 139, pl. 29.120, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

von Pfeffer, Waltraud, Thea Elisabeth Haevernick, and Paula Hahn-Weinheimer. 1958. "Zarte Rippenschalen." Saalburg Jahrbuch, 17: p. 84.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1958. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln. Bd. 3 Römisches Buntglas in Köln., Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln, Bd. 3. p. 27, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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