Fragment of Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm, W: 5.4 cm
Not on Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Deep and opaque blue, green, yellow, red and white glasses, slightly bubbly with dull surface, thin iridescent film adhering in patches; mosaic (ribbon glass) technique, probably cast, subsequently tooled and polished. Flared rim, rounded by grinding, bends into almost straight sided body with three preserved vertical ribs, fragment composed of three rows of mosaic canes of rectangular shape, spiraling diagonally down into bowl, each cane consists of long narrow strips of yellow and red sandwiched between wider bands of blue and green, canes have been set in alternating patterns of vertical and horizontal.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 202, #555, pls. 30, 42; BIB# 29547