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Glass ribbed bowl

Late Hellenistic
1st century B.C.
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
H.: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) Diam.: 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent dark yellow green.
Slightly inverted rim with angular top edge; sides curving in to broad, flat bottom.
On interior, a band of four horizontal grooves, arranged vertically in two pairs, cut on upper half of side; on exterior, thirty-one diagonal ribs of varying width and thickness, some extending almost to the bottom of the side, with irregular rounded tops.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling on interior and around plain band below rim on exterior; some patches of slight iridescence and weathering, and one large area on exterior of encrusted limy weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.

Greenish ribbed cup, cut bands inside.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1161, p. 161, pl. 210.5, 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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