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Republican Period, early 1st century B.C.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Dates/Places: Roman Republic and Empire
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Bowl
Title Type: preferred
View: view from slight angle above
Creation Start Date: -10
Creation End Date: -5
Creation Date: Republican Period, early 1st century B.C.
Creation Place: Europe,Italy
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Vessel
Materials and Techniques: glass
Dimensions: H.: 5 cm (2 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1947.888
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson
Subject Description: This bowl contains yellow threads wound around colorless canes. The spiral pattern in the body of bowls of this kind has given them the name 'network mosaic bowls.' Most known examples were recovered in 1900 from a shipwreck that probably occured around 80 B.C. off the southwest coast of Greece near Antikythera. The discover of simlar examples in Syria, Crete, Greece, and southern Italy has led to the theory that these distinctive bowls were made in the eastern Mediterranean.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1947.888
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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