Mosaic glass carinated bowl
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Roman, probably Italian
Glass; cast and cut
H.: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Translucent purple, opaque white, yellow, red, and pale bluish green.Vertical rim with angular edge; carinated side, with upper slightly bulging vertical curve and lower convex curve; flat bottom within slightly outsplayed base ring with flattened edge.Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single cane in purple ground outlined in opaque white containing concentric circles of bluish green and red with a central yellow dot. A narrow horizontal ridge cut on top edge of rim and another narrow horizontal groove just below rim on exterior.Complete except for two holes in rim; some pitting and dulling, creamy brown iridescent weathering on interior, and patches of iridescent weathering on exterior.Rotary grinding marks on exterior.
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