Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Rim fragment.

Translucent honey brown, cobalt blue, and opaque white.

Vertical, rounded rim; at top, straight side, then bulging outward with convex curving profile.

Spiral mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in brown ground with irregular white and blue threads in parallel lines; on exterior, two vertical ribs, with flattened tops and rounded outer edges, tapering downward.

Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling and creamy iridescent weathering on interior, rim, and jagged edges.

Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment, Glass, Roman

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