Mar 16, 2009
Mar 16, 2009

Shallow Ribbed Bowl

Shallow Ribbed Bowl

50 BC-AD 100


Overall: 4.2 x 12.6 cm (1 5/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Gift of the Estate of Edna M. Aldredge and Harriet G. Aldredge 1959.251


Did you know?

Shallow ribbed bowls could have multiple uses: eating, drinking, libations, and more.


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.

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