Formed by draping glass over a mold, the amber colored bowl has a rounded bottom and slightly flaring rim that is embellished by wheel-cut grooves on the interior.
Cf: Important Ancient Glass, from the Collection formed by the British Rail Pension Fund, Sotheby’s London, November 1997, lot 11, p. 34; David Frederick Grose, The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass (New York, 1989), cat. no. 234, p. 265 for form, and see pp. 244 ff. for a discussion of the complex process involved in making such glass; 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.