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Glass mosaic vessel fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast, cut, and drilled
Dimensions:
Other: 1 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (4.4 x 5.4 cm); estimated diam. of rim: 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1784
Not on view
Thick-walled lid fragment.
Translucent honey brown and opaque white.
Rim with tapering edge, rounded at bottom; convex curving body forming dome, with chamfered band above rim; hole in body.
Spiral mosaic pattern formed from lengths of a single cane in a brown ground with wavy white threads.
Chipped around hole on upper side; dulling, pitting, and some iridescent weathering on both sides and edges.
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