Glass bowl


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169

Vertical rim, knocked off and ground; shallow body curving in to flat bottom.
Wheel-cut decoration on exterior: below rim, band of 23 horizontal oval facets, alternating with and flanked above and below by pairs of smaller, rice-shaped grooves; occupying most of side, zone of four overlapping rows of vertical facets, becoming progressively thinner towards the bottom; on bottom, hexagon, outlined with a single, long groove on each side and containing a pattern of six pentagonal facets around a central pentagonal facet.
Broken and repaired with several large cracks and one small area of fill; pinprick bubbles; small patches of limy encrustation, slight dulling, and iridescent weathering, mainly within facets.

Glass bowl, Glass, Roman

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