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Glass striped 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 3/4 in. (4.4 cm) Diam.: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.260
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue, green, and yellow, opaque white and yellow, with colorless glass.
Vertical rim with angular edge; convex curving side tapering downwards to concave bottom.
Striped mosaic pattern formed from lengths of two alternating canes laid side by side in seven parallel rows and separated from one another by single lengths of a network cane in colorless glass wound spirally with two opaque yellow threads; one cane comprises a central length of blue flanked by two white stripes, and the other comprises a central length of translucent yellow outlined in white and flanked by two green stripes; a colorless network cane wound spirally with a fine double yellow thread is attached as rim.
Complete, but broken and repaired; many pinprick bubbles; pitting and creamy white iridescent weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 776, p. 110, pl. 108.1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "The Room of Ancient Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(6) Supplement: pp. 11-12, fig. 7c.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930[1911]. The Room of Ancient Glass, : pp. 11-12, fig. 7c.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2000. The Year One: Art of the Ancient World East and West, Elizabeth J. Milleker, ed. no. 51, pp. 64, 206-7, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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