Bowl Fragment

A work made of glass, ribbon technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass, ribbon technique.

Date:

1st century BC/1st century AD

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

In ancient Rome, there was a high demand for colorful glass that could dazzle banquet guests alongside the expensive silver and gold serving wares meant to impress. Fragments like this one would have once been a part of larger mosaic bowls. The ribbon pattern was made by bundling rows of parallel rods of glass, which were then fused to create swirling patterns.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Bowl Fragment

Origin

Italy

Date

100 BC–100 AD

Medium

Glass, ribbon technique

Dimensions

7.3 × 3.9 × 1.1 cm (2 7/8 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1949.1206

Extended information about this artwork

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