Glass mosaic bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, probably Italian
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
H. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm); diameter 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1389
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent cobalt blue and opaque white.
Upright rim with rounded edge; convex curving side; shallow convex bottom.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from large polygonal sections of a single cane in a blue ground with a regular central white spiral.
Intact; slight pitting, dulling, and iridescent weathering.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.