Bowl with Flanged Rim

  • Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
  • 1st - 2nd centuries A.D.
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This bowl was blown from translucent glass. The glass at the rim was first bent inward to form a raised edge, then the body of the vessel was formed. The inside of the base has a three layer circular decorative depression, and the outer base has an attached round pad of different glass. Around this period, glassmakers began to imitate in blown glass this patella cup shape normally made in ceramic or cast glass.