Ribbed bowl

Roman
Late Republican or Imperial Period
Late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 12.

Dimensions

Height: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.442

Medium or Technique

Mosaic glass, form and decoration of vessel produced by fusion of small mosaiclike elements--thin slices of a cane fused into a marbled pattern

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ribbed bowl of marble blue glass with dark blue and white patterns that imitate more precious agate or onyx. Eastern Mediterranean probably.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 2,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund