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Glass ribbed bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st–3rd quarter of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm) Diam.: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.275
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep honey yellow; trail in opaque white.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; short concave neck; globular body curving in to thick bottom, flat but slightly concave at center.
Trail applied to bottom and wound spirally around body, with large patch on lower side, ending in a fine trail on shoulder; side tooled into twenty-one irregular, vertical ribs.
Intact, except for four chips in rim; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling, faint iridescent weathering, and weathering of trail between ribs.

Dark amber ribbed cup with white lines around shoulder and body.
Said to be from Piedmont, north Italy.

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 807, p. 117, pl. 126bis.3.

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