Amber Glass Bowl

Amber Glass Bowl

Collection ID

ATQ.000001

Type

Antiquity

Date

ca. 1st Century BCE

Geography

Eastern Mediterranean

Language

N/A

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

5.125 × 2.5 in. (13 × 6.4 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Earliest Writings


Amber glass bowl apparently made using the slumping technique, in which the bowl is formed around a mold with only the inside ever touching the mold. The rim is decorated with two linear-cut concentric circles. These bowls were widely exported across the Eastern Mediterranean over a period of about 100 years.

Created in the first century BCE. Acquired by Mathias Komor, New York.[1] Acquired in 1960 by a Japanese dealer named Yamaoka, Japan. Acquired by a private collector, thence by descent; [2] Purchased at auction in 2016 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Donated in 2018 to the National Christian Foundation (later The Signatory) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] 1909–1984. Dealer and collector in Chinese antiquities. His family dealt in Chinese antiquities for approximately 100 years. Some of his photograph records are in the Special Collections of the Getty. There was no photograph of this bowl found in that archive. [2] Sold at Christies, 10/25/2016, Lot 134.

description

Amber glass bowl apparently made using the slumping technique, in which the bowl is formed around a mold with only the inside ever touching the mold. The rim is decorated with two linear-cut concentric circles. These bowls were widely exported across the Eastern Mediterranean over a period of about 100 years.


provenance

Created in the first century BCE. Acquired by Mathias Komor, New York.[1] Acquired in 1960 by a Japanese dealer named Yamaoka, Japan. Acquired by a private collector, thence by descent; [2] Purchased at auction in 2016 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Donated in 2018 to the National Christian Foundation (later The Signatory) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] 1909–1984. Dealer and collector in Chinese antiquities. His family dealt in Chinese antiquities for approximately 100 years. Some of his photograph records are in the Special Collections of the Getty. There was no photograph of this bowl found in that archive. [2] Sold at Christies, 10/25/2016, Lot 134.


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