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Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and tooled
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/16 x 1 3/4 in. (2.6 x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1636
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent honey brown and opaque white.
Rounded vertical rim with slight outward lip; side tapering downward.
Marbled mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in brown ground with irregular white threads and streaks; on exterior, shallow horizontal ridge below rim and broad vertical rib with tooling indents across top.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering on exterior, rim, and broken edges.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: pp. 35–36, fig. 7.

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