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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: 11/16 x 1 11/16 in. (1.7 x 4.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1699
Not on view
Thin-walled body fragment of bowl.
Translucent purple, light blue partly mixed with yellow appearing green, opaque white and yellow.
Convex curving side.
Mosaic pattern formed from sections of two canes: one in purple ground outlined in white with concentric circles of yellow dots, the other in blue ground with a central white dot and radiating yellow spokes.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; limy encrustation, weathering, and faint iridescence on interior and jagged edges.
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