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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 3/8 x 1 11/16 in. (3.4 x 4.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1639
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent honey brown, cobalt blue, and opaque white.
Slightly outsplayed neck; curving side tapering downward.
Ribbon mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in brown ground with irregular wavy white and blue threads in parallel lines; on exterior, three vertical ribs, fairly widely spaced, with flattened tops and rounded outer edges.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles and cracks on interior; dulling and patches of creamy iridescent weathering on exterior and jagged edges.
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