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Glass mosaic bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, probably Italian
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
H.: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1313
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent cobalt blue and opaque white.
Upright rim with rounded edge; convex curving side; shallow convex bottom.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from large polygonal sections of a single cane in a blue ground with a white spiral.
Intact; pitting, dulling, and iridescent weathering.
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