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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:
H.: 15/16 x 1 1/8 in. (2.3 x 2.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1704
Not on view
Thin-walled body fragment of bowl.
Translucent purple, light blue partly mixed with yellow appearing green, opaque white and yellow.
Convex curving side.
Mosaic pattern formed from sections of four canes: one in purple ground with a white circle and a central yellow dot, a second in purple ground with a pattern of yellow dots, a third in blue ground with a central yellow dot and a radiating yellow spiral, and a fourth in purple ground with white circle and a central green spot outlined in yellow.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; pitting and iridescent weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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