Gold-glass mosaic bowl fragment
- early 2nd century B.C.
- Glass; cast
- H.: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)
Diam.: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Colorless, colorless with purple tinge, translucent cobalt blue, opaque white, opaque yellow, and gold leaf.
Hemispherical bowl fragment with flaring rim with rounded edge; convex curving side.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single composite cane in a blue ground with a white spiral and central dot in yellow; interspersed with this cane are numerous irregular segments, one in solid white, the second in solid yellow, and the thrid in gold leaf snadwiched in colorless glass; a purplish coloress cane is attached as a rim.
Broken and repaired from twenty-two fragments, with several small holes in side; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescent weathering.