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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 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. (2.9 x 3.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1697
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent honey brown, blue, and opaque white.
Almost straight side.
Mosaic pattern formed from sections of two canes: one in blue ground with irregular spiral white threads, the other in brown ground with central circle in blue outlined in white and surrounded by white dots; on exterior, one pronounced vertical rib with flattened top.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; dulling, pitting, and faint weathering on exterior and jagged, chipped edges.
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