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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
Dimensions:
Other: 3 15/16 x 1 9/16 in. (9.9 x 3.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1658
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent honey brown, cobalt blue, and opaque white.
Convex curving side, tapering in sharply.
Spiral mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in brown ground with irregular white and blue threads in parallel lines; on exterior, two vertical ribs, with flattened tops and rounded outer edges, tapering downward.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling and creamy iridescent weathering on exterior and jagged edges.
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