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Glass mosaic fragment

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (4.5 x 4.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.396.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This fragment is a rare example of a Late Roman type of mosaic glass in which slices of mosaic canes were added to an almost colorless, translucent background.
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