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Glass mosaic bowl fragments

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
A: 1 3/16 × 2 1/4 in. (3 × 5.8 cm) B: 1 7/8 × 3 1/16 × 3/16 in. (4.7 × 7.8 × 0.4 cm) C: 2 13/16 × 2 9/16 in. (7.1 × 6.5 cm) D: 1 3/16 × 2 1/8 in. (3 × 5.4 cm) E: 1/4 × 1 11/16 × 3/16 in. (0.6 × 4.3 × 0.4 cm) F: 1 3/16 × 2 5/16 in. (3 × 5.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.2050a–f
Not on view
Three large, non-joining rim and body fragments of a hemispherical bowl.
Translucent turquoise blue appearing green, cobalt blue, opaque yellow, white, and red.
Applied coil on rim; thickened, slightly outsplayed rim with rounded edge; convex curving side tapering downward.
Mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of one cane and strips of another: polygonal cane in a turquoise blue ground with a yellow spiral and central rod, and the strips in white, yellow, and cobalt blue; coil in turquoise blue wound with three threads in yellow, red, and white.
Dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on all surfaces.
Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1968. "Millefiori Glass in Classical Antiquity." Journal of Glass Studies, 10: p. 59, fig. 15.

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