Glass monochrome dish fragment
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast and cut
Overall: 1 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. (3.5 x 8.3 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Opaque jade green.
Vertical, rounded rim; convex side, bulging outward slightly, then curving in sharply, and finally turned downward.
On exterior, below rim, molding comprising two horizontal grooves, the upper narrow, the lower broad, with a raised horizontal ridge below; on undercurve of side, a faint groove above a raised band.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles with some weathering in grooves and chips on exterior; dulling and creamy iridescent weathering on interior, rim, and side edges; bottom edge unweathered.
This rim fragment belongs to a large shallow dish made in a rather unusual opaque blue-green (jade) color.
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