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Glass bowl

Mid Imperial
1st–2nd century A.D.
Glass, Gold; blown and cut
H.: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1926
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with pale green tinge.
Flaring rim, cracked off; globular body; thick, slightly concave bottom.
On body, three bands of evenly-spaced wheel-abraded horizontal lines.
Complete, but broken and repaired; a few bubbles; dulling, pitting, and faint weathering.
The gilded decoration is not ancient.
Said to be from Olbia, Ukraine.

1922. The Remarkable Greek Archaeological Collection from Olbia in South Russia. no. 549.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1926. "Miscellaneous Accessions in the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21(12), part 1: p. 285, fig. 9.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1930. Wallraf-Richartz Jahrbuch, 6: no. 16, p. 299.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Christine Alexander. 1939. Augustan Art: An Exhibition Commemorating the Bimillennium of the Birth of Augustus. p. 23, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Pilosi, Lisa and Mark T. Wypyski. 1998. "Two Ancient Glass Vessels with Modern Decoration in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Glass, Ceramics and Related Materials, Alice B. Paterakis, ed. pp. 17-29, figs. 1, 3, 5, Vantaa, Finland: ICOM-CC.

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