ROMAN GLASS RIBBED CUP, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

$7,000.00

Culture: Roman
Date: 1st Century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, with iridescence and weathering.
Provenance: Ex- Early private American collection formed in the 1980s..
Dimensions: H. 2 1/2 in. (6 cm.), D. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.)
Ref No. RO1164
SKU: 4574a466d630 Category:

Description

With greenish blue tinge. Belonging to a popular series of first century ribbed cups created by mold-blowing, with deep spherical body decorated with sixteen fine ribs, flared lip and ground rim. Its surface has been fire-polished.

cf. Hermitage, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage, Nina Kunina, no. 210, p. 295; Pittsburgh, A. Oliver, Ancient and Islamic Glass in the Garnegie Museum of Natural History, nos. 39-40, p. 53; Oppenlander, Axel Von Saldern, Glasser der Antike, Sammlung Erwin Oppenlander, no. 265, p. 101.