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Ribbed mosaic glass bowl with base ring

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, probably Italian
Medium:
Glass; cast and tooled
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.262
  • Description

    Translucent golden brown, blue, and opaque white.
    Outsplayed horizontal rim, with thick, rounded edge; convex curving side, tapering downwards to convex bottom within outsplayed base ring with pointed outer edge; a deep tooled circle around edge of bottom within base ring.
    Ribbon mosaic pattern formed from rectangular lengths, applied in a spiral, of a single cane in a golden-brown ground with parallel lines in white or in white and blue stripes, the pattern appearing different on the interior and outer surfaces.
    Broken and repaired, with large holes in side, and part of base ring missing; pitting, slight dulling, and thick creamy iridescent weathering.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Rome

  • References

    Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan, 71. Paris, no. 841, p. 120-21, pl. 141.2.

    Guzzo, Pietro. 2003. "A Group of Hellenistic Silver Objects in the Metropolitan Museum." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 38: p. 248, fig. 122.

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