12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A HELLENISTIC GROOVED GLASS BOWL
Syro-Palestinian, Circa Mid 2nd-Early 1st Century B.C.
Olive green in color, conical in shape, the upright rim with rounded edge, the straight sides tapering toward the convex bottom, with three wheel cut horizontal grooves on the interior of the body toward the rim
3½ in. (8.9 cm) high; 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) diameter
Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 1990
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The Newark Museum, Fire and Light, 3000 Years of Glass Artistry, August 2001-January 2002.
For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf Collection and a study of the type see no. 79, p. 284-285 in Stern and Schlick-Nolte, Early Glass of the Ancient World, 1600 BC-AD 50.
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