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Mosaic glass inlay

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Culture:
Egyptian, Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Overall: 7/8 x 13/16 in. (2.2 x 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.158
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Opaque yellow ground; decoration in opaque white and red, and translucent purple and turquoise blue.
Square, flat plaque with uneven back.
Symmetrical four-petaled rosette in blue, white and red, outlined in purple, each leaf pointing towards a corner of the plaque.
Intact; upper side ground and polished; pitted surface bubbles.

Blue, red, and gray on yellow ground.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. p. 53, pl. XI, 68, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "The Room of Ancient Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(6) Supplement: p. 12, fig. 10.

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