Glass mosaic bowl fragment, Glass, Roman

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: 7/8 x 1 in. (2.3 x 2.5 cm); estimated diam. of rim 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1902
Not on view
Thin-walled rim fragment.
Translucent purple, cobalt blue, turquoise blue partially appearing green, opaque white and yellow.
Vertical, rounded rim; shallow convex curving side, tapering downward.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of three canes: one in a purple ground with a white circle and a central yellow rod surrounded by a yellow circle; another in a blue ground with concentric white circles and a central white rod, and the third in a turquoise blue ground with yellow concentric circles and a central white rod surrounded by purple.
Polished exterior; pitting and weathering of surface bubbles on exterior; deep pitting and iridescent weathering on interior and jagged edges, dulling on rim.