Ancient Roman Glass Shallow Ribbed Bowl, 1st Century BC-1st Century AD.
fine thick glass of high quality. Semi-spherical with a straight smooth rim, very shallow body, short closely spaced ribs starting 13mm below rim. Around nub of base inside, two incised grooves. Traces of rotary polishing inside and on outside of rim.
this bowl being made by blowing molten glass into a multipart vertically grooved mold with two vertical sections that probably included no more than the ribbed area.
This suggests that they were produced in Italian and Syro-Palestinian workshops.
Dimensions: Diameter: 5.2 in. (13.2 cm).
Yael Israeli, (2003) Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, Page 81. #71,
John W. Hayes, (1975) Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ROM, p.19, 190, cat. #46-47.
Susan H. Auth (1976) “Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer collection” p. 194, #299-303.
Grose D.F., (1989) The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass, (New York), nos 14.
Goldstein S.M., (1979) Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, pp. 154-155, no. 331.
Condition: intact with nice patina.