Ribbed mosaic glass bowl
- Early Imperial
- late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
- Roman, probably Italian
- Glass; cast and tooled
- 4 1/16in. (10.3cm)
Other: 7 3/8in. (18.7cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue and purple, and opaque white.
Outsplayed horizontal rim, with thick, uneven, rounded edge; convex curving side, tapering downwards.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of three canes: one in a blue ground with a white irregular square surrounding a central white dot; another in a blue ground with with white dots around a purple circle outlined in white with a central white dot; and one in a purple ground with an irregular pattern of white dots; on exterior, fourteen obliquely curving ribs extending from below rim to undercurve of side.
Broken and repaired, with holes in rim and side, most of bottom, and all of base ring missing; dulling, pitting, and slight iridescent weathering.
The bowl orginally would have had a base ring similar to 17.194.262.