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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 x 1 9/16 in. (2.6 x 4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1696
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent deep purple, blue, and opaque white.
Vertical rim with rounded inner lip; convex curving side, tapering downward.
Mosaic pattern formed from lengths of a single cane in purple ground with irregular blue stripes outlined in white, surrounding a central cluster of cane sections in purple ground outlined in white with a central tiny spiral and a circle of white dots.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling, pitting, and patches of weathering on interior, rim, and jagged edges.
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