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Glass ribbed bowl

Early Imperial
mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
H.: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) H.: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue; trail in opaque white.
Outsplayed rim, with cracked off and ground lip; short concave neck; globular body curving in to shallow convex bottom.
Trail applied as a large blob and wound spirally on bottom and then up side to neck; side tooled into seventeen irregular, vertical or slanting ribs.
Intact, but parts of trail missing through weathering; many bubbles, some large; pitting of surface bubbles, dulling, iridescence, and patches of creamy weathering, especially around ribs.

Bright blue bowl with white thread decoration, vertical ribs.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: n. 20 [p. 40].

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