12 December 2002
A ROMAN GLASS RIBBED BOWL
Circa Late 1st Century B.C.-Early 1st Century A.D.
Amber in color, the hemispherical bowl sagged with sixteen vertical ribs, with three horizontal wheel cut grooves on the interior, two in the center of the bowl and one just below the rounded rim, on a flat base
2¼ in. (5.7 cm) high; 4½ in. (11.4 cm) diameter
Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, circa 1990
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For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf Collection see no. 91, p. 312-313 in Stern and Schlick-Nolte, Early Glass of the Ancient World, 1600 BC-AD 50.
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