Glass phiale (libation bowl)
- Late Classical or Early Hellenistic
- late 4th century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; cast and cut
- H. 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm); diameter 5 15/16 in. (15.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Colorless with light yellow-green tinge.
Flaring rim with rounded edge; concave neck; curving side, tapering sharply to convex bottom.
On exterior, one horizontal cut groove on underside of rim; another uneven groove around neck; on side, extending to bottom, a pattern of four pointed petals, each with two parallel vertical grooves extending from base to apex, alternating with four vertical bands of six parallel grooves; on bottom, a circle disk with an six-pointed rosette at center.
Intact, but with many internal strain cracks; pinprick bubbles; slight dulling and patches of faint iridescent weathering on exterior, some retaining impression of a pattern resembling woven textile.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.