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Glass mosaic bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/2 x 1 in. (3.9 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1659
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent blue, purple layered with white appearing opaque brick red, opaque yellow, white, and colorless.
Applied coil rim with rounded vertical lip; side tapering downward.
Rim in blue with a single broad spiral thread; body decorated with short-strip mosaic pattern formed from rectangular lengths of two canes set randomly or at right angles to one another: one in blue with white lines and streaks, the other in bands of red, yellow, and white; one small square in colorless glass.
Exterior polished, with pitting of surface bubbles; dulling and faint creamy weathering on interior and some iridescent weathering on edges.
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