Dish with Ribbed Handles

By
Nicole Berlin
Nicole Berlin is a graduate student in Classical Art and Archaeology. 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 9163
  • Measurements: Width: 17cm, Height: 3.7cm
  • Material: Glass
  • Culture/Date: Roman, 1st-2nd c. CE
  • Provenance: Italy or Eastern Mediterranean

 

This colorless glass dish has convex sides flaring out to a flat lip and sits on a short, tubular ring base with two “grip” handles. Each handle was applied as a trail of glass then tooled to form ribbing.

Side view of the dish.

Side view of the dish.

Comparanda:
Related to Isings form 43. Cf. Israel Museum 77.12.98, Louvre CP 8722, and Louvre NIII 3434.