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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
1st century A.D.
Glass; mold-blown
H.: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Diam.: 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Unworked, vertical rim, curving out and down to shoulder; shallow body, with convex curving side; integral foot ring; domed bottom.
Side decorated with close-set vertical ribs, extending from shoulder to raised circular collar that surrounds the foot ring; on bottom, one raised circle around center of dome.
One narrow area of fill along part of rim, but otherwise complete; severe pitting and weathering of surfaces, with creamy weathering and brilliant iridescence.
Said to be from near Nazareth, Israel

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