Glass ribbed bowl
- Late Hellenistic
- 1st century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
- H.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Diam.: 6 in. (15.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent honey brown but with greenish tinge.
Slightly inverted rim with almost pointed top edge; sides curving in to uneven, flat bottom.
On interior, a band of two horizontal grooves below rim; on exterior, twenty diagonal ribs of varying length, width, and thickness, with irregular rounded tops, arranged around central part of side.
Intact; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling on interior and around plain band below rim on exterior; some encrustation in upper groove on interior, and many surface scratch marks.
Rotary grinding marks on interior; tooling marks in band below rim on exterior.