Shallow Ribbed Bowl

Shallow Ribbed Bowl

50 BC-AD 100

Glass

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

Did you know?

Although this bowl was probably mold-made, several of its unevenly formed ribs show pincer marks.

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Glass

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