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Glass mosaic fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 11/16 x 1 in. (1.7 x 2.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1882
Not on view
Thin-walled body fragment.
Translucent light blue green, appearing deeper green, purple, and opaque yellow.
Convex curving side.
Mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single cane in a blue green ground with a yellow spiral around a central fine spiral also in yellow on a purple ground.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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