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Glass mosaic panel

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H.: 17 x 1/4 x 10 in.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.231.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
Since this revetment panel with its colorful floral design is said to have been found on the Palatine in Rome, it may have formed part of the interior decoration of one of the imperial palaces, perhaps even the Domus Aurea (Golden House) of the emperor Nero (r. A.D. 54–68).
Koeppe, Wolfram. 2008. Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe no. 4, p. 107, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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