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Mosaic glass bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) Diam.: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1919
Accession Number:
19.57.1
Not on view
Translucent purple, translucent turquoise blue, and opaque white.
Outsplayed rounded rim; slightly convex sloping side above horizontal indent, then curving in to bottom.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from irregular sections of two canes: one in a purple ground with white dots; the other in turquoise blue with white dots.
On exterior, circular groove cut in bottom.
Broken and repaired with several large holes; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescent weathering.
Said to be from Beroea (modern Aleppo), Syria

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