Made of amber brown colored glass. The exceptionally deep Hellenistic bowl has an elegant form with a wheel-polished interior and fire-polished exterior, two bands of deep wheel-cut groves appear midway on the bowl, while another pair highlight the carefully worked and polished rim.
Cf: for a similar bowl see Important Ancient Glass, from the Collection formed by the British Rail Pension Fund, Sotheby’s London, November 1997, lot 11, p. 34; Ancient and Islamic Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh 1980, no. 16, p. 43; Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland, C.S. Lightfoot, no. 35, pp. 42-43; Glaser der Antike, Sammlung Erwin Oppenlander, A. von Saldern 1974, no. 244, p. 93; Antike Glaser aus dem Museum fur Vor-und Fruhgeschichte Frankfurt am Main, Wlker 1987, no. 5, p. 14; Some Examples of Ancient Cast and Ribbed Bowls in Turkey, C.S. Lightfoot 1993, figs 6-10, pp. 24-25; Early Glass of the Ancient World, 1600 B.C. – A.D. 500, Ernesto Wolfe Collection, Wolf 1994, no. 79, pp. 284-85.