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Glass striped 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 x 1 1/8 in. (2.5 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1777
Not on view
Translucent blue and purple, opaque white and yellow, with colorless glass.
Convex curving side.
Striped mosaic pattern formed from lengths of canes laid side by side in parallel rows and separated from one another by single lengths of a network cane in colorless glass wound spirally with two opaque yellow threads; one cane comprises a length of purple flanked on one side by a length of colorless glass overlaid with white and yellow, and the other comprises a length of blue overlaid with two yellow stripes.
Broken on all sides; some pinprick bubbles; slight pitting on polished exterior, creamy white iridescent weathering on interior.
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