Glass mosaic carinated bowl
- Early Imperial
- late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
- Roman, probably Italian
- Glass; cast and cut
- H.: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Diam.: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
- Accession Number:
Translucent purple, opaque white, yellow, red, and pale bluish green.
Vertical rim with angular edge; carinated side, with upper slightly bulging vertical curve and lower convex curve; flat bottom within slightly outsplayed base ring with flattened edge.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single cane in purple ground outlined in opaque white containing concentric circles of bluish green and red with a central yellow dot. A narrow horizontal ridge cut on top edge of rim and another narrow horizontal groove just below rim on exterior.
Complete except for two holes in rim; some pitting and dulling, creamy brown iridescent weathering on interior, and patches of iridescent weathering on exterior.
Rotary grinding marks on exterior.