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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
1st century A.D.
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
1 7/16 × 4 1/4 in. (3.7 × 10.8 cm) Diam. of rim: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale blue green.
Vertical rim with rounded top edge; plain, almost vertical band around top of sides, then bulging outward before curving in sharply to flat bottom.
On interior, three concentric grooves around outer edge of bottom and small, broader circle at center; on exterior, eighty-five vertical ribs of slightly varying length and width, with tops ground off, arranged around bulging middle section of body.
Intact; a few pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and brilliant iridescence with patches of thick creamy weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on plain band around top of sides.

Greenish ribbed bowl.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5066, p. 507, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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