Silk Road Collection

Ribbed bowl

  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • 1st century BC -1st century AD
  • Hellenistic
  • glass
  • H7.3×φ14.7cm

This is a bowl made of transparent blue glass with a ribbed design. It was formed using the sagging technique where glass sags under its own weight when heated; and the rim and the inside of the bowl were polished and finished. The silver film due to weathering is iridescent, and the ribs are large and prominent.