Striped mosaic glass bowl
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Roman, probably Italian
2 5/8in. (6.7cm)
Other: 4in. (10.2cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Colorless, translucent purple and blue, opaque white and yellow.Vertical rim with rounded edge; almost vertical side curving in below to concave bottom.Striped mosaic pattern formed from lengths of two alternating canes laid side by side in ten parallel rows and separated from one another by single lengths of a network cane in cololress glass wound spirally with two yellow threads; one cane comprises a central length of purple outlined in white and flanked by blue stripes, and the other comprises a central length of blue outlined in white and flanked by yellow stripes; a blue network cane wound spirally with a single white thread is attached as rim.Broken and repaired from many fragments with numerous losses; some pinprick bubbles; slight dulling and faint iridescent weathering.
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