8 June 2004
A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS PATELLA
CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.-EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Assembled from cane sections of opaque red, white and yellow, on an opaque green ground, molded with a horizontal rim, the edge rounded, the exterior with two convex curves, carinated on the interior, on an applied aubergine outsplayed ring base
3½ in. (8.7 cm.) diameter; 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high
American Private Collection, 1970s.
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1999 (Solid Liquid, no. 42).
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For similar examples in different colors see Schlick-Nolte in Bianchi, ed., Reflections on Ancient Glass from the Borowski Collection, nos. V-38 and V-39, pp. 82-84.
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