Culture: Roman (Rhineland).
Date: 2nd Century A.D.
Material: Almost colorless glass.
Condition: Intact, superb condition and rich in iridescence.
Provenance: Ex: American private collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Measurements: 2.6 inches high (6.7 cms), 4.1 inches diam, (10.5 cms).
Blown of hemispherical form with a slightly flaring rim, the body decorated with wheel- engraved decorations comprising of three rows of vertical cuts, the base with ten circular facets surrounding a star like shape. An exceedingly rare type of bowl.
Cf: No. 27, Important Ancient Glass from the Collection formed by The British Rail Pension Fund, Sotheby's London, 1997 (est. 30,000 - 40,000 B.P,), Constable-Maxwell collection, no. 120; The British Museum, London, D.B. Harden et al. Masterpieces of Glass, London, 1968, p. 80, no. 103, also cat. no. 183/184, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection, The Art Treasures of Russia.