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Glass mosaic carinated bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
H.: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) Diam.: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.212.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
Translucent turquoise green body with translucent deep purple, opaque white, opaque yellow, and opaque red; color(s) of base ring uncertain.
Outsplayed rim with angular edge; carinated side, with two convex curves, the upper being shallow and the lower deep; slightly convex bottom within applied outsplayed base ring with rounded edge.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of four canes: the first in a green ground with numerous yellow rods surrounding a central red rod; the second in a green ground with numerous yellow rods surrounding a central white rod; the third in a purple ground with a white circle surrounding a central white rod; and the fourth in a purple ground with numerous yellow rods.
Intact, except for one small weathered chip in base ring; pitting of pinprick bubbles, dulling and iridescent weathering on interior, base ring, and bottom.
Said to be from near Emesa (modern Homs), Syria

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: Recent Accessions of 1912." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (2): p. 29.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1912--Sculptures, Terracottas, and Miscellaneous Objects." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (8): p. 179.

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