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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: 3/4 x 1 in. (2 x 2.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1942
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent purple, light blue appearing green, opaque white and yellow, and colorless.
Part of two convex curves, the upper narrow and sharply curving, the lower deeper and tapering downward.
Mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of three canes: one in a purple ground outlined in white with a circle of yellow rods; another in a blue ground with a yellow spiral, and a third in a colorless ground with a yellow spiral. All canes distorted.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles and some deep iridescent weathering on interior; dulling, thick black weathering, and some iridescence on exterior and jagged edges.
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