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Glass ribbed bowl

Late Hellenistic
1st century B.C.
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
H.: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm) Diam.: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent yellow green.
Outsplayed rim, with upright rounded edge and plain inward-sloping band below; convex side curving in downwards; concave bottom.
On interior, a single broad horizontal groove at junction of rim and side; on exterior, forty-three short, unevely-spaced ribs of varying length and width, arranged around bulging middle section of body, occasionally flanked by vertical tooling marks.
Intact; some internal strain cracks; some pinprick and a few large bubbles; dulling on interior and around band below rim on exterior, and some small patches of iridescent brownish weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.

Greenish cup with cut bands inside.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1642, p. 222.

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