Photo © IMJ, by David Harris, Peter Lanyi, Zev Radovan, Nahum Slapak, Mariana Zalzberger
Mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
Late 1st century BCE - 1st century CE
Mosaic glass, mold-made
H:3.7; Diam: 9.6 cm
The Eliahu Dobkin Collection
Accession number: 77.12.333
One of the most striking features of Hellenistic glassworking was the development of the mosaic technique. Vessels were prepared from the fusion of segments of colorful glass, both translucent and opaque, in arresting combinations of colors and shapes.

Israeli, Yael, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir