Glass conical bowl
- Late Hellenistic
- mid-2nd–early 1st century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; cast and cut
- H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Diam.: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent golden brown.
Angular, slightly inverted rim; straight side, tapering diagonally downward; convex bottom.
On interior, two horizontal grooves cut in a band below rim.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; faint dulling and pitting, and some patches of iridescent weathering on interior.
Rotary grinding marks on interior; many surface scratches on exterior.
Hemispherical and conical bowls were two of the most common and popular shapes of the Late Hellenistic period. They were fashioned not only in glass but also in metal and pottery. Those made of glass were later supplanted by deeply colored varieties and by bowls decorated with tooled ribs.