Glass conical bowl

Period: Late Hellenistic

Date: mid-2nd–early 1st century B.C.

Culture: Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

Medium: Glass; cast and cut

Dimensions: H.: 2 15/16 x 4 in. (7.5 x 10.2 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881

Accession Number: 81.10.243


Hemispherical and conical bowls were two of the most common and popular shapes of the Late Hellenistic period. They were fashioned not only in glass but also in metal and pottery. Those made of glass were later supplanted by deeply colored varieties and by bowls decorated with tooled ribs.