The Roman House at Hopkins | Everyday Dining: Glass Vessels

Dish with Ribbed Handles

By Nicole Berlin

Accession Number: JHAM 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. JHAM 9163

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