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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 and cut
Dimensions:
Other: 1 x 7/16 in. (2.5 x 1.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.2034
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent cobalt blue, opaque white and red.
Carinated side, with narrow, upright upper convex curve, and deeper lower curve slanting sharply downward.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of one or more canes in a blue ground with white splashes and a red circle around a central white rod; on interior, a single horizontal fine groove at top of lower curve.
Polished exterior and part of one edge; deep pitting and weathering of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling, pitting, and creamy weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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