Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
Rim fragment. Translucent purple, turquoise blue, opaque white, yellow, and brick red. Vertical rim with rounded edge; straight side tapering downward. Mosaic pattern formed from large polygonal sections of a single cane in a purple ground, outlined in yellow, with an inner ground of turquoise blue with two circles of white dots around a white ring and central red rod. Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling, pitting, and creamy brown weathering and iridescence on interior, edge of rim, and jagged edges.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2016. "Fragments of Time: Ancient Glass in the Department of Greek and Roman Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 51: p. 36.