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Glass ribbed bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm) Diam.: 4 x 4 3/8 in. (10.2 x 11.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.162
Not on view
Translucent deep honey brown.
Slightly inverted rim with beveled outer edge; sides curving in to flat but slightly uneven bottom.
On interior, two wide horizontal grooves cut in a band below rim; on exterior, eighteen prominent slanting ribs with rounded tops and tapering towards bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; deep pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering on exterior, and thick creamy weathering covering most of interior.
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