Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Rim fragment of mosaic-glass bowl
Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Glass, mold-made
H: 3.6; W: 5.5 cm
The Eliahu Dobkin Collection
Accession number: 77.12.206
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.

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