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Glass ribbed bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
Dimensions:
1 13/16 x 4 1/4in. (4.6 x 10.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.45
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent yellow green.
Slightly uneven ground rim; convex curving side, tapering downward; broad slightly concave bottom.
On interior, two broad horizontal grooves in a band below rim; on exterior, twenty prominent short ribs of varying length with rounded tops.
Intact, except for slight weathered chip in rim; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and large patches of iridescent creamy weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior of bottom.

Yellow bowl with heavy ribs.
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.

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