Glass mosaic bowl
- Early Imperial
- late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
- Roman, probably Italian
- Glass; cast
- H.: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Diam.: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1923
- Accession Number:
Colorless, translucent purple, cobalt blue, turquoise blue, green, honey yellow, and semi-opaque white on body; color(s) of base ring uncertain.
Horizontal everted rim with rounded edge; carinated side, with two convex curves, the upper being narrower and slightly angular, the lower being deeper and more rounded; convex bottom within applied outsplayed base ring with rounded edge.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of monchrome canes in different colors.
Broken and repaired, with one hole in side; many pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and brilliant iridescent weathering.
Small bowls of this shape were also made in silver and red-slipped Roman pottery.