Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast and tooled
Other: 1 1/16 x 1 9/16 in. (2.8 x 4 cm); estimated diam. of rim: 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue, opaque white and yellow.
Outsplayed, rounded rim; concave curving neck, almost straight side.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of two or more canes: one in a blue ground with a circle of white rods around a central, tight yellow spiral; a second in a blue ground with a central white rod surrounded by a circle of yellow dots; on exterior, top of a single vertical rib, squared off above, and irregular horizontal tooling marks around neck.
Interior polished, with pitting of surface bubbles; dulling, pitting, and slight creamy weathering on rim, exterior, and upper part of jagged edges.
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