Bowl with Ribbed Handles

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 232
  • Measurements: Diameter: 11cm, Height: 3.5cm
  • Material: Glass
  • Culture/Date: Roman, 1st-2nd c. CE
  • Provenance: Eastern Mediterranean

 

This transparent blue-green bowl is hemispherical in shape and sits on a tubular foot ring. The vessel has two “grip” handles, each of which was applied as a trail of glass then tooled to form ribbing. Bowls of this type are found throughout the Mediterranean Roman provinces, from Knossos (Crete) to Israel and even Algeria.

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View of the interior.

Comparanda:
Isings form 43. Cf. Corning Museum 79.1.242 and Louvre AM 1643