Roman Finely Ribbed Bowl

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 8.8 cm in diameter; 5.1 cm high
Price: 4 000 Euro
Ref: 3580
Provenance: French private collection Michel Peytel (1919-1973), who kept his collection in his city palais ("Hôtel particulier") at Place Vendôme in Paris.
Condition: Intact
Description: Finely worked out bowl of light green, transparent glass with encircling ribs. The bowl stands on a concave base, which is framed by two sculptural, circular ribs on the outside. Inside an omphalos. The wall with the ribs is curved outwards, the shoulder indented, the neck is slightly curved inwards. The rim is smoothly ground. Vessels such as the present one with fine rib decoration were possibly produced in Italy. See for the type "Römisches, byzantinisches und frühmittelalterliches Glas – Sammlung Ernesto Wolf", Hatje Cantz 2001, number 55.