Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 25, 2016

This is a earlier Roman ribbed bowl was probably not made by direct cast and slumping method.  It may have been formed from a thick round disk. The ribs were formed hot with a pincer tool and then the disk was slumped into a bowl shape. The process is described in this link Ribbed Bowls and their Manufacture by Mark Taylor and David Hill. It is a class of bowls from the from the Eastern Mediterranean area with short, close-set ribs concentrated around the middle of the body.  For the most part, such bowls are naturally colored, either bluish-green or light green, or intentionally decolorized. Small percentage occurs in cobalt-blue or other colors. The size of the bowls and thickness of the ribs vary.

H: 13 cm

Late First Century B.C. to Mid First Century A.D.

Opplander # 257, Sheppard #9, Toledo #236

30R Cast Ribbed Roman Bowl 1st century BC

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  1. Hans van Rossum said, on April 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    a very nice ribbed bowl with very sharp ribs and a beautiful color.

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