Historical period(s)
Roman Period, late 1st century BCE-late 4th century CE
Medium
Glass
Dimensions
H x Diam: 5.2 x 17.5 cm (2 1/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Geography
Egypt, Possibly Alexandria
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1965.16
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Egypt, molding, Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

This bowl is an example of mold-pressing technique. To insure clarity in details such as the ribs radiating from the center of the base and extending up to the horizontal band along the rim, viscous glass was pressed into the mold cavity. The tooling marks evident on the rim are characteristic of bowls made by this technique.

Published References
  • untitled article. vol. 8. pp. 128-129.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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