Glass mosaic hemispherical bowl
- 2nd–mid-1st century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; cast
- 2 3/4in. (7cm)
Other: 7 3/8in. (18.7cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Colorless with a blue tinge, translucent pale purple and blue, and opaque white, yellow, and pale greyish blue.
Vertical rim with rounded edge; convex curving side; convex bottom.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single composite cane in a colorless ground with a yellow spiral, small purple ring and central dot in greyish blue; interspersed with this cane are a small number of irregular segments, one in solid yellow, but others below rim in streaky yellow, and several others in streaky white stripes in combination with purple stripes; a colorless network cane wound spirally with yellow and greyish blue trails is attached unevenly as a rim.
Broken and repaired, with many cracks and some small holes; dulling and some surface pitting of bubbles, and creamy brown weathering covering most of interior.