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Glass striped mosaic 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:
91.1.1687
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent blue, purple appearing opaque brick red, blue and yellow mixed together appearing dull green, yellow, and white, with colorless glass.
Applied coil rim with rounded, vertical lip; straight side, curving inward slightly at bottom.
Rim in colorless glass with white thread; body decorated with bands slanting from top left to bottom right, forming a regular pattern: colorless with spiral yellow thread, green, pale blue mixed with white, green, colorless with spiral yellow thread, blue, red, blue, colorless with spiral yellow thread.
A few pinprick bubbles; exterior polished, with pitting of surface bubbles; dulling and faint iridescent weathering on interior and iridescent weathering on edges.
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