Glass ribbed bowl

Period: Early Imperial

Date: 1st century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Glass; cast, tooled, and cut

Dimensions: H.: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Diam.: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881

Accession Number: 81.10.39


Translucent blue green.
Slightly outsplayed rim with rounded edge; shallow sides curving in to slightly concave bottom.
On interior, two narrow horizontal grooves in a band at junction of side and bottom, and a small concentric circle at center of bottom; on exterior, twenty-four prominent, almost vertical ribs with angular tops and tapering towards bottom, almost touching at center.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; slight dulling and weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and on plain horizontal band between rim and ribs on exterior.