Roman Ribbed Bowl

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st century B.C. to 1st century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 11.3 cm diameter
Price: 4 000 Euro
Ref: 3464
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 years in the family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Beautifully preserved ribbed bowl of greenish clear glass with a magnificent iridescene inside. The steep-walled bowl with a slighthly thickened rim and 19 even ribs. Bowls such as the present one were very popular between 100 B.C. to 130 A.D. During production, the glass mass was potted around a curved core and pressed into ribs from above with wood. Finally, the ribs on the edge of the bowl were pulled with pliers. It is discussed again and again whether ribbed bowls were also used for drinking, in any case they were probably used to wash fingers during the meal. Two old collection labels with the numbers 135 and 267 on the bottom.