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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
1st–3rd quarter of 1st century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale streaky purple; trail in opaque white.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; short concave neck; squat globular body curving in to flat, thick bottom.
Trail wound spirally around body, with large circular patch on bottom, ending in a fine trail on shoulder; side tooled into twenty-three irregular, vertical ribs.
Intact, except for large chip in rim; some bubbles and a few gritty inclusions; dulling, faint iridescence and weathering, and pitting of broad trail around lower body.

Reddish amethyst bowl with white wavy lines and bottom.
Said to be from Piedmont, north Italy

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 805, p. 116, pl. 126.4.

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