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Glass mosaic handle fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, probably northern Italian
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
Other: 7/8 x 1 9/16 in. (2.3 x 3.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1713
Not on view
Handle in deep honey brown, appearing black, and opaque white; body in translucent pale honey brown.
Thick, straight strap handle tooled into three rounded ribs, with projecting roll at top, attached to neck.
Mosaic pattern of irregular stripes in brown and white, appearing as streaks on interior.
Polished interior of handle; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; dulling and iridescent weathering on sides and exterior of handle; thick creamy weathering on interior of body.
The handle belongs to a type of marbled blown glass ewer (olpa), found principally in northern Italy.
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