Glass bowl, Glass, Greek

Glass bowl

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
H.: 2 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. (6.7 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.129
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Translucent deep golden brown.

Vertical rim with rounded edge; convex curving side tapering downwards to flat bottom within integral outsplayed, slightly oval base ring with thick rounded edge.

Intact; some pinprick bubbles, a few larger bubbles and striations; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescence.

Rotary grinding marks on interior and exterior.
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.