Fragment from the base and side of a Roman ribbed glass bowl, with closely set ribs running on to the base. Deep blue glass, with no other decoration. Turned glass.
Circa 1 CE-100 CE
L90mm x W70mm x D7mm
History and use
Extensive glass production began in the New Kingdom in the 18th Dynasty. Ancient Egyptian glass used core forming technique, which was superceeded by the introduction of blown glass in the Roman Era. Glass production declined after the 21st Dynasty. This piece is from a Roman bowl, said to have been found in an Egyptian Tomb.