Glass mosaic bowl
- Early Imperial
- late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast
- Diameter: 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (9.6 x 3.8 x 4.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
- Accession Number:
Translucent purple body with opaque white and opaque red; color(s) of base ring uncertain.
Horizontal rim with rounded, slightly downturned edge; carinated side, with two convex curves, the upper being shallow and the lower deep; convex bottom within applied outsplayed base ring with rounded edge.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single cane in a purple ground with numerous white rods surrounding a white circle filled with a red rod.
Intact; slight pitting, dulling, and patches of iridescent weathering on interior and covering all of exterior and base ring.