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Glass ribbed bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. (6.4 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.175
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.

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