Period: Late Hellenistic
Date: mid-2nd–early 1st century B.C.
Culture: Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium: Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions: H.: 2 15/16 x 4 in. (7.5 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number: 81.10.243
Hemispherical and conical bowls were two of the most common and popular shapes of the Late Hellenistic period. They were fashioned not only in glass but also in metal and pottery. Those made of glass were later supplanted by deeply colored varieties and by bowls decorated with tooled ribs.