12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A ROMAN GLASS RIBBED BOWL
Probably North Italy, Circa 1st Half of the 1st Century A.D.
Blue in color with an opaque white thread wound spirally around the shoulders, the vertical ribs pinched then the bowl further inflated, causing some of the threads to overlap and form feather patterns, the globular body with a short cylindrical neck and vertical rim, on a flat base
2¾ in. (7 cm) high
Tel Aviv Market, 1960s-1970s
Westchester Private Collection
Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 1997
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For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf Collection, orange-yellow in color, see no 24, p. 82-83 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 BCE.
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