Glass ribbed bowl
- Early Imperial, Augustan
- 1st half of 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
- H. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); diameter 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent pale blue green.
Uneven vertical rim with rounded top edge and vertical plain band below; deep convex side curving in to slightly concave bottom.
On interior, a broad band of fine abraded lines on lower part of side; on exterior, twenty-two long, slender ribs, some vertical, others slightly slanting, with flattened and tooled tops, tapering downwards and extending onto bottom.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; on interior, patches of creamy brown weathering, and faint iridescence on exterior.
Vertical tooling indents to one side of tops of some ribs.
These examples of a very common and widespread type of early Roman cast tableware represent the three main varieties—mosaic, deep monochrome, and naturally-colored translucent glass.
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.194.561)