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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:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
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.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1162, p. 161, pl. 210.6, Paris.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1958. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln. Bd. 3 Römisches Buntglas in Köln., Bd. 3. p. 30, pl. 27, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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