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Glass mosaic hemispherical bowl

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–mid-1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); diameter 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1400
Not on view
Translucent blue and opaque white.
Vertical, squared-off rim; convex curving side; convex bottom.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from irregular circular sections of a single cane in a blue ground with a white spiral, interspersed with a small number of angular segments of a cane in solid white; a blue network cane wound spirally with a white trail is attached as a rim.
Broken and repaired with one large hole in side and another in rim; dulling, pitting, and creamy weathering with faint iridescence.
Eisen, Gustavus A. and Fahim Joseph Kouchakji. 1927. Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1. pl. 32, c, New York: W. E. Rudge.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1968. "Millefiori Glass in Classical Antiquity." Journal of Glass Studies, 10: p. 59, fig. 14.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 70, p. 97, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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