Fragment of Mosaic Bowl

Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Bowl

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Mosaic Bowl
Accession Number: 
59.1.546
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Stylized floral canes composed of round translucent amethyst rods cased with opaque yellow, six of these are clustered around a central element and cased in a translucent amethyst square cane, dull, one side repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, subsequently fire-polished, one side retaining tooling marks. Fragment preserves rim of a small vessel finished with a thick trail of opaque white. The floral canes seem to alternate with a deformed cane or a cane which may represent a small butterfly in opaque yellow.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 186, #496, pl. 29; BIB# 29547