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Glass ribbed bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st–3rd quarter of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
Other: 2 x 2 1/8 in. (5.1 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1790
Not on view
Translucent purple; trail in opaque white.
Thick uneven bottom, convex at center on interior.
Thick trail applied to bottom and wound spirally around; tips of tooled ribs visible around edge of bottom.
Broken on all sides; a few pinprick bubbles and one white gritty inclusion; dulling, slight pitting, and faint iridescent weathering.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: p. 33 n. 20, fig. 3.

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