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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:
H.: 1 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. (2.8 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1698
Not on view
Thin-walled body fragment of bowl.
Translucent purple, opaque white and yellow.
Convex curving side.
Mosaic pattern formed from sections of two canes: one in purple ground with a central white dot within a white circle, the other in purple ground outlined in white with a circle of yellow dots.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; pitting and creamy weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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