Bowl with Folded Over Rim

By
Nicole Berlin
Nicole Berlin is a second year Classical Art and Archaeology graduate student. She received her BA in Classics and Anthropology from Northwestern University and has had a wide variety of experiences in the art world, from the excavation of a Roman villa at Chiusi to working on Egyptian archaeology documentaries in Rome. Nicole is a graduate intern at the JHUAM and has a particular interest in Roman wall painting.
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  • Accession Number: JHUAM HT 233
  • Measurements: Diameter: 17cm, Height: 6cm
  • Material: Glass
  • Culture/Date: Roman, 1st-2nd c. CE
  • Provenance: Italy

This transparent pale green glass bowl is hemispherical in shape and sits on a raised, tubular foot ring with a folded over rim. Bowls of this type are common to Italy and may have developed around 50 C.E. Many examples have been found at Pompeii and Herculaneum including some examples that were waiting to be unpacked when Mt. Vesuvius exploded in 79 CE.

Comparanda:
Isings type 42. Cf. Corning Museum 78.1.11 and Louvre S 2331.