Glass conical bowl
- Late Hellenistic
- mid-2nd–early 1st century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; cast and cut
- H.: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)
Diam.: 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent honey brown.
Angular, slightly inverted rim; slightly undulating straight side, tapering diagonally downward; convex bottom.
On interior, one narrow and one broad horizontal groove cut in a band below rim; on exterior, two lightly abraded small concentric circles around bottom.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and patches of creamy brown weathering with very slight iridescence.
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.