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Glass mosaic carinated bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
H.: 1 1/4 x 1 1/16 in. (3.2 x 2.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1685
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent deep purple, light blue partially mixed with opaque yellow and appearing green, opaque white and yellow, and colorless.
Outsplayed rim with slightly pointed edge; carinated side, with two convex curves, the upper being deeply curved, the lower being shallow.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of three canes: one in a purple ground outlined in white, with a central yellow spiral; the second in colorless with a yellow spiral, and the third in blue with a yellow spiral.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; thick iridescent weathering on exterior and edges.
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