Glass handkerchief bowl

Period: Late Imperial

Date: 3rd–4th century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled

Dimensions: H.: 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.194.314


Vessels that have been deliberately worked to create a wavy rim and sides are extremely rare in Roman glassware. This bowl is perhaps the best example known to have survived.