Shallow Ribbed Bowl

50 BCE–100 CE
Overall: 4.2 x 12.6 cm (1 5/8 x 4 15/16 in.)
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Shallow ribbed bowls could have multiple uses: eating, drinking, libations, and more.

Description

Shallow ribbed glass bowls, often light blue, green, or turquoise in color, are a fairly common ancient glass vessel type. They were likely made by blowing or pressing molten glass into molds, sometimes leaving visible air bubbles within the glass matrix. After cooling, an artisan would rotate the bowl on a wheel or lathe, using a gentle abrasive to smooth out imperfections.
Shallow Ribbed Bowl

Shallow Ribbed Bowl

50 BCE–100 CE

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean

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