Glass mosaic bowl

Greek or Roman

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 199

Colorless, translucent cobalt blue, opaque yellow, and opaque white.

Outsplayed horizontal rim with rounded edge; S-shaped side tapering downwards to slightly convex bottom within applied outsplayed base ring with thick beveled edge, applied as a coil with join down one side.

Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a composite cane in a colorless ground with a yellow spiral surrounding two small rings, one in blue, the other in white, and central dot in blue; interspersed with this cane are a number of irregular segments in blue with a central white stripe, and around the side and rim others in streaky yellow; the base ring is yellow streaked with blue and white threads.

Intact; some bubbles; dulling, some patches of deep pitting, slight reddish brown soil encrustation, and faint weathering.

Glass mosaic bowl, Glass, Greek or Roman

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