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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
first half of 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); diameter 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
Translucent cobalt blue.
Thick, slightly outsplayed rim with almost pointed edge, sloping inward below; convex curving side, tapering obliquely downward; concave bottom.
On interior, a single broad horizontal groove, cut at junction of rim and side; on exterior, forty-five short rounded ribs of varying width, thickness, and length.
Intact, except for minor chips in rim; some pinprick bubbles; faint dulling and iridescence, with small patches of encrusted weathering on interior.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and on band around exterior of rim; series of irregular tooling marks and indents on band around exterior of rim.
Said to be from Syria

Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2000. The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West no. 50, pp. 63-4, 206, New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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