Glass mosaic carinated bowl


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166

Semi-opaque deep purple, appearing black, translucent light blue green, opaque white, opaque yellow, and opaque red; color(s) of base ring uncertain, but including trail of opaque yellow.
Outsplayed rim with slightly pointed edge; carinated side, with two convex curves, the upper being shallow and the lower deep; slightly convex bottom within applied outsplayed base ring with rounded edge.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of two canes: one in a purple ground outlined in white, each with a ring of yellow rods and a central white dot outlined in red and yellow; the second in a blue green ground with a spoked circle of yellow rods and a central white dot.
Intact; dulling and slight iridescent weathering on interior; pitting on polished exterior.

Glass mosaic carinated bowl, Glass, Roman

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