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Ribbed bowl

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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

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels