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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
1st century A.D.
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
2 1/16 x 4 9/16in. (5.2 x 11.6cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green.
Plain rounded rim; sides curving in to slightly concave bottom.
On exterior, fifteen prominent, almost vertical ribs with angular tops and tapering towards bottom, almost touching at center, with vertical tooling indents flanking some of ribs.
Intact; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, and very faint weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.

Greenish-blue bowl with heavy ribs.
Said to be from Fanum Martis (modern Famars, northeastern France)

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.

Eisen, Gustavus A. and Fahim Joseph Kouchakji. 1927. Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1. pp. 181, 212-3, pl. 40, New York: W. E. Rudge.

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