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Pillar-moulded shallow bowl
25 AD-75 AD

3.9 × 15.0 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Eastern Mediterranean / Italy
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the Australian Institute of Archaeology, 1967
© Public Domain
Gallery location
Fashion & Textiles Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Green, shallow bowl with a vertical rim, convex sides and a flat base slightly concave in the centre. The exterior is decorated with 25 raised vertical ribs, beginning 1.0 cm below the rim and running down onto the base, but becoming thinner and fading out before reaching the centre. On the interior, at the base of the sides are two concentric, horizontal wheel-cuts. The bowl was cast in a mould, after delivery from which the interior and the outside of the rim above the ribs was ground and polished and the rest of the exterior was fire-polished.