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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: 1 1/16 x 1 3/16 in. (2.7 x 3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1858
Not on view
Rim fragment of a large carinated bowl.
Translucent purple, turquoise blue mixed with opaque yellow appearing green, opaque white and yellow.
Vertical rim with fine tapering lip; vertical side, then turned in and downward with slight concave curve.
Mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in a purple ground with a circular cluster of green rods outlined in yellow surrounding a white circle at center; canes arranged in horizontal rows.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles with brilliant iridescence on exterior; dulling and iridescent weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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