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Glass mosaic carinated bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 1 x 1 1/16 in. (2.5 x 2.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1907
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent deep purple, turquoise blue appearing green, opaque white and yellow.
Carinated side, with part of two convex curves, the upper shallow and the lower deep.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of two canes: one in an irregular pattern of green, yellow, and white rods, and the other in a turquoise blue ground with a yellow spiral, and a central yellow rod surrounded by purple.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; deep pitting and iridescent weathering on exterior and jagged edges.
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