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:
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.