Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast and tooled
Other: 1 7/16 x 1 3/4 in. (3.7 x 4.5 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
Translucent deep purple appearing black, cobalt blue, and opaque white.
Outsplayed neck; slightly curving side tapering downward.
Ribbon mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in purple ground with irregular wavy white and blue threads in parallel horizontal lines; on exterior, three vertical shallow ribs, fairly widely spaced, with flattened tops and rounded outer edges.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles and cracks on interior; dulling and patches of creamy iridescent weathering on exterior and jagged edges.
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