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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
H.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent honey yellow; trail in opaque white.
Knocked-off, ground rim; short concave neck; horizontal bulging collar below; squat globular body curving in to almost flat bottom.
Trail wound spirally from bottom around body to neck, thick at bottom, but fine and thin at top; twenty-seven, shallow, slightly irregular, vertical ribs, extending from bulge below neck to undercurve of side.
Intact, except for one small, weathered chip in rim; a few bubbles; dulling and pitting of surface bubbles, most of surfaces covered with thick white weathering and iridescence.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1181, p. 163, pl. 216.4-4bis.

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