User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Ribbed bowl

Start collecting

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


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.


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

Accession Number


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


The Ancient World