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Glass mosaic inlay fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (2.2 x 3.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1652
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue and opaque white.
Thin, flat strip or panel, with straight sides and angled ends; uneven surface on underside.
Bands of streaky white overlay on upper surface; one broad central band of white on blue ground on underside.
Some edges chipped and uneven; polished upper surface; pitting of surface bubbles on upper surface; dulling and creamy weathering on underside and edges.
Probably used as decoration in wall or ceiling revetment or as inlay for furniture.
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