50 BC-AD 100
Diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Overall: 4.5 x 12.2 cm (1 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.537
Although this bowl was probably mold-made, several of its unevenly formed ribs show pincer marks.
Shallow ribbed glass bowls are a fairly common ancient glass vessel type, likely made by blowing or pressing molten glass into molds. After cooling, an artisan would rotate the bowl on a wheel or lathe, using a gentle abrasive to smooth out imperfections.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.