EARLY ROMAN RIBBED GLASS BOWL, CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY BC – 1ST CENTURY A.D.

$1,150.00

Culture: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: Circa late 1st Century B.C. – 1st Century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, few hairline cracks towards the bottom.
Provenance: Ex- Early private European collection formed in the 1960s-1970s; Private New Jersey collection.
Dimensions: H. 2 3/8 in. (5.8 cm.), 4 15/16 in. Diam. (12.5 cm.)
Ref No. RO1197

Description

Light green colored glass, cast, the bowl is roughly hemispherical in shape, its flaring rim is ground and polished and the edge is somewhat irregular. The body is decorated with a frieze of vertical ribs.

Cf: The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass, David Grose, New York 1989, no. 242, pp. 266-267; Glasser der Antike, Sammlung Erwin Oppenlander, Axel von Saldern et al. Hamburg 1974, no. 249, pp. 94-95 (in dark yellow glass); Ancient Glass, Sotheby’s London, November 1987, lot 95, p. 47.