Translucent cobalt blue over opaque white. Rectangular flat plaque with beveled edges. On upper surface, a lizard outlined in gold wire and probably originally inlaid with small pieces of mosaic and monochrome glass. Complete except for chip at one corner, and almost all of inlay within body of lizard missing; many surface scratches and pitting of surface bubbles.
Said to be from Egypt
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 604, p. 88, pl. 66.2.
Smith, Ray Winfield. 1949. "The Significance of Roman Glass." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 8(2): p. 49.