Fragment of Mosaic Bowl

Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.3 cm, W: 6.3 cm
Not on Display
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Stylized floral canes with opaque red center, a concentric ring of seven translucent medium blue canes surrounded by a second ring of opaque red canes all in a translucent deep amethyst matrix, dull with some pitting on exterior surface; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, lathe or rotary polished on interior and exterior. Fragment preserves vessel wall bending down and in with thickened rounded base ring with straight-sided concavity underneath.
Blumka, Leopold, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 185-186, #493, pl. 29; BIB# 29547