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Ribbed glass bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) Diam.: 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.197
  • Description

    Translucent dark yellow green.
    Slightly inverted rim with angular top edge; sides curving in to broad, flat bottom.
    On interior, a band of four horizontal grooves, arranged vertically in two pairs, cut on upper half of side; on exterior, thirty-one diagonal ribs of varying width and thickness, some extending almost to the bottom of the side, with irregular rounded tops.
    Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling on interior and around plain band below rim on exterior; some patches of slight iridescence and weathering, and one large area on exterior of encrusted limy weathering.
    Rotary grinding marks on interior.

  • References

    Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan, 71. Paris, no. 1161, p. 161, pl. 210.5.

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