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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 1/2 x 7/8 in. (3.8 x 2.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1843
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent honey brown and opaque white.
Rounded rim; outsplayed neck; side tapering downward.
Onyx mosaic pattern formed from large sections of a single cane in brown ground with thin layers of white and brown.
Polished interior; pitting of surface bubbles on interior; dulling and patches of creamy iridescent weathering on exterior; similar weathering on edges.
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