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Glass mosaic ribbed bowl fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and tooled
Dimensions:
Other: 3/4 x 1 15/16 in. (1.9 x 4.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1925
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent cobalt blue, purple, opaque white and yellow.
Convex curving side.
Mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of two canes: one in a blue ground with a ring of white rods and a central rosette in a purple ground outlined in white, and the other in a purple ground with a ring of white rods and a central rosette in a blue ground outlined in white; other strips in yellow and in purple and white; on exterior, a single vertical rib with rounded outer edge.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; dulling and creamy iridescent weathering on exterior and jagged edges.
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