Period: Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
Date: late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Medium: Glass; cast, tooled, and cut
Dimensions: diameter 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.194.561
Ribbed bowls were a very common and popular type of early Roman cast tableware. Examples have been found right across the Roman world and even beyond. Those in mosaic glass like this one were intended to resemble luxury vessels carved out of semiprecious stone such as banded agate.