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Glass mosaic bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 15/16 x 2 1/4 in. (2.4 x 5.7 cm)
Est. diamater of rim 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1635
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent honey yellow and opaque white.
Rounded rim; outsplayed neck; side tapering downward.
Onyx mosaic pattern formed from large sections of a single cane in yellow ground with thin layers of white and yellow; marble and spiral patterns on exterior, extending on to rim.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; dulling, pitting, and patches of creamy iridescent weathering on exterior; similar weathering on all but one edge.
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