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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; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 13/16 x 1 3/4 in. (2 x 4.4 cm) Est. diameter of base 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1691
Not on view
Fragment of base ring.
Translucent cobalt blue, honey brown, and opaque white.
Beveled bottom edge; slightly convex curving side, flaring downward.
Marbled mosaic pattern in blue ground with irregular pattern of white lines and streaks and small brown streak.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles; dulling and iridescent weathering on interior and bottom edge; iridescence on one jagged edge.
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