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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
late 1st century B.C.–mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; cast and cut
H.: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm) Diam.: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent honey brown.
Outsplayed rim, with almost pointed edge and concave band sloping inward below; side curving in downwards; concave bottom.
On interior, fine horizontal groove on inner edge of rim, two concentric grooves around bottom and small, broader circle at center; on exterior, fifty-one slightly slanting ribs of varying length and width, with tops ground off, arranged around bulging middle section of body.
Intact, except for one small chip and crack in rim; some internal strain cracks; few bubbles; dulling on interior and around band below rim on exterior, and one patch of encrusted limy weathering on lower side and bottom, elsewhere small patches of iridescent brownish weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and plain band around top of sides on exterior.
Said to be from Cyprus

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