Glass bowl with fluted decoration
- late 2nd–early 1st century B.C.
- Glass; cast and cut
- H. 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm); diameter 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
- Accession Number:
Translucent honey brown.
Outsplayed rounded rim; concave neck; deep convex side tapering slightly downward to slightly uneven flat bottom.
On interior, a single horizontal groove below rim; on exterior, a band of two broad horizontal grooves around lower part of neck; a series of sixty-five shallow-cut vertical flutes on side extending from neck to bottom; below this another band of two narrow horizontal grooves forming concentric circles around edge of bottom.
Broken and repaired, with two large and several small holes in body; dulling, slight pitting, and white iridescent weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior, around neck, and on bottom on exterior.
The shape and decoration on this bowl imitate Hellenistic silverwork. The star-shaped pattern on the bottom became a common motif on terracotta Megarian bowls in the first century B.C.