Fragment of a Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of a Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 1 cm, Diam: 5.3 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Fragment of a Bowl. Floral canes of opaque red centers with petals of medium blue encased with opaque white float among simple rods of opaque yellow in a dark amethyst matrix, some sugary surface with thin weathering film over entire surface; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, subsequently tooled and fire-polished. Fragment of applied and tooled base probably of a small patella cup or simple bowl, underside slightly concave, pontil mark (?).
Tano, Phocion J. (Greek), Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 186, #495, pl. 29; BIB# 29547