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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
1st century A.D.
Glass; mold-blown
H.: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) Diam.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green.
Vertical unworked rim; pronounced concave shoulder expanding downwards; convex sides sloping inwards towards projecting rounded base ring; bottom with concave depression and projecting knob at center. Two mold seams visible only on shoulder.
On sides, forty vertical rounded ribs (nineteen on one half of mold, twenty-one on the other).
Intact; pinprick and some large bubbles; faint dulling and iridescence, patches of brown encrustation and weathering on interior.

Greenish ribbed bowl.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1165, p. 161, pl. 113.1.

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