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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 3/16 x 1 3/8 in. (3 x 3.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1670
Not on view
Rim fragment, thin-walled.
Translucent purple and opaque white.
Vertical rim; convex curving side, tapering downward, becoming slightly thicker.
Body decorated with marbled mosaic pattern formed from irregular sections of a single cane in purple ground with white rods and streaks.
Exterior polished, with pitting of surface bubbles; pitting and iridescent weathering on rim, interior, and edges.
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