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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; blown and tooled
H.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diam.: 3 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. (9.2 x 9.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; short vertical neck; bulging side curving in to slightly pushed-in bottom.
Side tooled into thirteen irregular, vertical ribs, with rounded, projecting outer edges.
Broken and repaired, with one chip in rim and three holes in side; some pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, brown enamel-like weathering, and iridescence.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: n. 20 [p. 40].

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