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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
H.: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) Diam.: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent purple; trail in opaque white.
Plain, vertical rim; short concave neck; globular body curving in to flat bottom.
One trail wound around rim; another trail wound spirally three times around neck; a third trail applied on bottom and wound spirally nine times up body; sides tooled into fifteen irregular, vertical ribs.
Intact, except for two weathered chips in rim; pitting of surface bubbles and creamy iridescent weathering, especially on trails.

Violet, with white enamel decoration.
Said to be from Vaison, France (Froehner 1879, p. 139, pl. XXIX, 121)

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.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. pp. 43, 73, 78, 139, pl. XXIX, 121, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

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.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "The Room of Ancient Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(6) Supplement: pp. 11, 14, fig. 9.

von Pfeffer, Waltraud, Thea Elisabeth Haevernick, and Paula Hahn-Weinheimer. 1958. "Zarte Rippenschalen." Saalburg Jahrbuch, 17: p. 82, n. 18.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1958. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln. Bd. 3 Römisches Buntglas in Köln., Bd. 3. p. 28, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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