Greek, late Hellenistic to early Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. A wonderful mold-formed bowl fashioned from translucent glass of champagne gold hues. The form is comprised of rounded walls rising to a rounded lip, and a smooth rounded base. Furthermore, the vessel is attractively embellished with a pair of double wheel-cut striations running around the interior of the upper walls. A very special example perhaps intended to resemble rock crystal given its hue and translucency! Size: 5.875" in diameter x 2.75" H (14.9 cm x 7 cm)
A similar example was published in "Solid Liquid: Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic Glass." Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 1999, p. 43, fig. 53.
Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010
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Professionally repaired from multiple pieces with one small area of restoration from rim to upper wall (less than a square inch). Surface scuffs, nicks near break lines, and scattered deposits.