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Glass striped mosaic bowl

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, probably Italian
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
2 5/8in. (6.7cm)
Other: 4in. (10.2cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1391
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent purple and blue, opaque white and yellow, and colorless glass.
Vertical rim with rounded edge; almost vertical side curving in below to concave bottom.
Striped mosaic pattern formed from lengths of two alternating canes laid side by side in ten parallel rows and separated from one another by single lengths of a network cane in cololress glass wound spirally with two yellow threads; one cane comprises a central length of purple outlined in white and flanked by blue stripes, and the other comprises a central length of blue outlined in white and flanked by yellow stripes; a blue network cane wound spirally with a single white thread is attached as rim.
Broken and repaired from many fragments with numerous losses; some pinprick bubbles; slight dulling and faint iridescent weathering.
Eisen, Gustavus A. and Fahim Joseph Kouchakji. 1927. Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1. pl. 35, b, New York: W. E. Rudge.

Neuburg, Frederic. 1949. Glass in Antiquity. no. 29, pl. IX, London: Art Trade Press.

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