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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 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. (3.5 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1738
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent deep honey brown, cobalt blue, and opaque white.
Part of convex side.
Spiral mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in brown ground with white and blue threads in parallel horizontal lines.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles and weathering of small chipped areas; dulling and creamy weathering on interior and edges.
The fragment appears to have been cut down into this shape in antiquity.
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