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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, probably Italian
Medium:
Glass; cast and tooled
Dimensions:
Other: 1 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (4.8 x 5.4 cm) Est. diameter of rim 7 1/6 in. (18 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1664
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent honey brown, cobalt blue, and opaque white.
Outsplayed rim with thick, rounded edge; straight 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 horizontal lines; on exterior, three vertical ribs, unevenly spaced, with flattened tops and rounded outer edges.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles and cracks on interior; dulling and creamy iridescent weathering on exterior and jagged edges.
The fragment probably belongs to deep bowl with a base ring, similar to 17.194.262.
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