Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 199

Body fragment.
Translucent honey brown, cobalt blue, and opaque white.
Slightly outsplayed neck; straight side tapering downward and curving in at bottom.
Ribbon mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in brown ground with irregular wavy white and blue threads in parallel lines; on exterior, two broad vertical ribs, fairly widely spaced, with flattened tops and rounded outer edges.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; dulling and patches of creamy iridescent weathering on exterior; some weathering and chipping of jagged edges.

Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment, Glass, Roman

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