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Glass mosaic fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/16 x 1 3/8 in. (2.7 x 3.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1654
Not on view
Thin-walled body fragment of shallow dish or bowl.
Translucent purple, blue mixed with yellow appearing green, opaque yellow, white, and red.
Mosaic pattern formed from sections of two canes: one in a purple ground with a white circle and central yellow dot; the other with concentric rows of green rods outlined in yellow surrounding a central red dot.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling and creamy weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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