Ribbed bowl of marble blue glass with dark blue and white patterns that imitate more precious agate or onyx. Eastern Mediterranean probably.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 2,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund
Roman, Late Republican or Imperial Period, Late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 12.
Height: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mosaic glass, form and decoration of vessel produced by fusion of small mosaiclike elements--thin slices of a cane fused into a marbled pattern