Glass ribbed bowl
- Late Hellenistic
- 1st century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
- H.: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Diam.: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent yellow green.
Outsplayed rim, with upright rounded edge and plain inward-sloping band below; convex side curving in downwards; concave bottom.
On interior, a single broad horizontal groove at junction of rim and side; on exterior, forty-three short, unevely-spaced ribs of varying length and width, arranged around bulging middle section of body, occasionally flanked by vertical tooling marks.
Intact; some internal strain cracks; some pinprick and a few large bubbles; dulling on interior and around band below rim on exterior, and some small patches of iridescent brownish weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.
Greenish cup with cut bands inside.