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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Height: 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
Diameter: 3 13/16 × 2 13/16 in. (9.6 × 7.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue; trail in opaque white.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; short concave neck; deep globular body curving in to flat bottom.
Trail wound spirally around body, with large circular patch on bottom; sides tooled into twenty-three irregular, vertical ribs.
Broken with large cracks running around body and small chip in rim; some bubbles; dulling, pitting, faint iridescence, and weathering of trail around lower body and between ribs.
Said to be from Arelate (modern Arles, southern France) (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. VII, 39)

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. 73, 78 n. 8, 138, pl. 7.39, 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. 215-16, 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) Supp.: pp. 11, 14, fig. 9.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930[1911]. The Room of Ancient Glass, : pp. 11, 14, fig. 9.

von Pfeffer, Waltraud, Thea Elisabeth Haevernick, and Paula Hahn-Weinheimer. 1958. "Zarte Rippenschalen." Saalburg Jahrbuch, 17: no. 14, p. 82.

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