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Glass mosaic inlay

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Culture:
Egyptian, Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Other: 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.385
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent cobalt blue ground; decoration in opaque white, yellow, and red.
Rectangular, thin, flat plaque, with slightly beveled edges.
Five-pointed star motif, with yellow center encircled with red, and rays in white.
Broken and repaired, with most of right edge missing; upper side ground and polished; pitted surface bubbles, dulling and faint weathering on edges and back.

This inlay is part of a border strip, made up of two sections cut from the same cane of mosaic glass.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 600, p. 83, pl. 65.4.

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