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Glass mosaic carinated bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, probably Italian
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1387
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent purple, opaque white, yellow, red, and pale bluish green.
Vertical rim with angular edge; carinated side, with upper slightly bulging vertical curve and lower convex curve; flat bottom within slightly outsplayed base ring with flattened edge.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single cane in purple ground outlined in opaque white containing concentric circles of bluish green and red with a central yellow dot. A narrow horizontal ridge cut on top edge of rim and another narrow horizontal groove just below rim on exterior.
Complete except for two holes in rim; some pitting and dulling, creamy brown iridescent weathering on interior, and patches of iridescent weathering on exterior.
Rotary grinding marks on exterior.
Eisen, Gustavus A. and Fahim Joseph Kouchakji. 1927. Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1. pl. 32, a, New York: W. E. Rudge.

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