Glass bowl with fluted decoration
- late 2nd–early 1st century B.C.
- Glass; cast and cut
- H.: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
Diam.: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Semi-opaque colorless with yellowish tinge.
Outsplayed rounded rim; concave neck; deep convex side tapering slightly downward to flattish convex bottom.
On exterior, a band of two horizontal grooves around lower part of neck; a series of fifty-four shallow-cut vertical flutes on side extending from neck to bottom; below this another band of two horizontal grooves around bottom of side surrounding an eight-pointed star pattern.
Intact, but one small internal crack in side; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and faint patches of brownish weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.
With the decline of the core-formed glass industry in the third century B.C., casting glass in a mold became the favored technique for making luxury glass vessels.