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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:
H.: 1 15/16 in. (5 x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1677
Not on view
Body fragment, thin-walled.
Translucent deep honey brown and opaque white.
Convex curving side tapering downward to bottom.
Ribbon mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in brown ground with irregular wavy white threads in parallel lines; on exterior, three vertical shallow ribs, fairly widely spaced, with rounded outer edges and ending around bottom.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles and small patches of creamy weathering on exterior; creamy iridescent weathering covering interior; some weathering on jagged edges.
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