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Glass striped mosaic fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 1 1/8 x 15/16 in. (2.8 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1852
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent turquoise blue layered with yellow appearing green, purple, opaque white, yellow, with colorless glass.
Applied coil rim with rounded, vertical lip; almost straight side, tapering slightly at bottom.
Rim in colorless glass with single spiral yellow thread; body decorated with vertical bands slanting slightly from top right to bottom left, forming a regular pattern: colorless with double spiral yellow threads, white, purple, green, purple, white, colorless with double spiral yellow threads, white, purple, yellow, purple, and white.
Some pinprick bubbles; exterior polished, with pitting of surface bubbles; dulling and faint weathering on interior and edges.
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