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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: 7/8 x 1 in. (2.3 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1779
Not on view
Translucent purple, turquoise blue mixed with opaque yellow appearing green, opaque white, yellow, brick red, and light blue.
Convex curving side.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of four canes: one in a purple ground with a circle of yellow dots; a second in a purple ground outlined in white and with white spokes radiating from a red central rod; a third in a purple ground with a white circle and a central blue rod encircled by thin red and white rings; and a fourth in a blue ground with a yellow lattice pattern and a central red rod.
Broken in two and repaired; polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles and weathering of cracks on exterior; deep pitting and creamy brown iridescent weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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