Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; blown and tooled
H.: 2 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. (6.4 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; short concave neck; bulging side curving in to slightly concave bottom.
Side tooled into fifteen irregular, vertical ribs.
Intact; many bubbles; dulling, deep pitting, and patches of iridescent weathering on exterior, thick, creamy brown weathering and brilliant iridescence covering most of interior.
Said to be probably from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 809, p. 117, pl. 126bis,6.

Related Objects

Glass pourer flask

Date: 2nd–early 3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 74.51.80 On view in:Gallery 176

Glass snake-thread flask shaped like a mouse

Date: 3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass, blue Accession: 2012.479.2 On view in:Gallery 169

Glass jug

Date: late 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 81.10.13 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass gladiator cup

Date: ca. A.D. 50–80 Medium: Glass Accession: 81.10.245 On view in:Gallery 168

Glass jug

Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 17.194.226 On view in:Gallery 166