Glass network mosaic bowl with base ring
- Late Hellenistic
- mid-1st century B.C.
- Greek, Eastern Mediterranean
- Glass; cast
- H. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
diameter 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent greenish yellow, translucent cobalt blue, and opaque white.
Outsplayed horizontal rim with rounded edge; S-shaped side tapering downwards to flat bottom within applied outsplayed base ring with thick rounded edge.
Network mosaic pattern formed from lengths of two canes laid side by side across body in a pattern comprising a single blue cane flanked to either side by a pair of yellow canes; the blue and yellow canes each wound spirally with two parallel white threads; a yellow network cane also wound spirally with a double white thread is attached as rim; the base ring is yellow streaked with blue and white threads.
Broken and repaired, with two areas of fill in rim and jagged hole in base ring; some bubbles; dulling, pitting, and faint browning weathering.