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Glass gold-band mosaic bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (2.2 x 2.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1848
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent cobalt blue, deep honey brown, turquoise green, opaque white, and colorless enclosing gold leaf.
Applied vertical coil rim, with slightly rounded top edge; convex curving side tapering downward.
Rim in blue with white spiral thread; body decorated with gold-band mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of serpentine layered canes in combinations of blue with white central line, brown with white central line, colorless glass with gold leaf, and green.
Pinprick bubbles; exterior polished, with pitting of surface bubbles and joins between canes; creamy weathering on interior and some iridescent weathering on edges.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: p. 36, fig. 8.

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