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Mosaic glass fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 1 x 1 1/4 in. (2.5 x 3.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1707
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue and opaque white.
Convex curving side.
Marbled mosaic pattern in blue ground with irregular pattern of white lines and streaks.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles; dulling and iridescent weathering on interior, especially between cane sections.
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