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Glass bracelet

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; drawn and tooled
Dimensions:
Diam.: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.196
Not on view
Cobalt blue, appearing opaque black.
Large circular band; flat in section; ends of band overlap, having been pressed together.
Exterior decorated with six parallel horizontal ribs, flattened where ends were joined.
Intact; dulling, pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of thick black weathering.
Said to be from near Emesa (modern Homs), Syria

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