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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 9/16 in. (3.1 x 4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1702
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent blue, opaque white, yellow, and colorless.
Applied coil rim with almost flat lip; almost straight vertical side, then curving inward at bottom.
Rim in blue with white spiral thread; body decorated with bands slanting from top right to bottom left, forming an irregular wavy pattern in blue and colorless glass, with thin white and yellow stripes.
Pinprick bubbles; exterior polished, with slight pitting of surface bubbles; dulling, pitting, and faint creamy weathering on interior, and some iridescent weathering on edges.
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