Roman or Byzantine; found in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa)
Rock crystal; L. 3 11/16 in. (9.5 cm), W. 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm)
Bequest of Ada Small Moore, 1955 (55.135.7)
Fish and shells carved in relief decorate this remnant of a bowl. The original may have been suspended from chains and filled with oil for use as a lamp. It was one of a group of five rock-crystal objects found in a cistern in Carthage (now in Tunisia, North Africa).