Glass mosaic bowl fragments
- 2nd–1st century B.C.
- Glass; cast
- H.: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Diam.: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent deep turquoise blue, opaque white, yellow, and red.
Hemispherical bowl fragment with a vertical rim with rounded edge; convex curving side.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single composite cane in a turquoise ground with a yellow spiral and central dot in red; interspersed with this cane are three small irregular segments in solid white. A network cane wound spirally with blue, yellow, white, and red trails is attached as a rim. One of the white segments only appears on the interior of the side.
Broken and repaired from eight pieces, with one hole in rim and another in side; on interior, dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering, and on exterior, pitting of surface bubbles and modern polishing.