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Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 3/4 x 15/16 in. (1.9 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1750
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent blue and purple, opaque white and yellow.
Vertical, rounded rim; straight side.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of one or more canes: in a purple ground with white circles enclosing blue decorated with a ring of yellow rods, and a central white rod surrounded by purple; on exterior, flattened top of a single broad rib.
Polished on interior with pitting of surface bubbles; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescence on exterior, rim, and jagged edges.
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