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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: 7/8 x 15/16 in. (2.2 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1860
Not on view
Body fragment.
Semi-opaque greyish blue, translucent deep purple appearing black, opaque white and brick red.
Very shallow convex curving side.
Mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single cane in a blue ground with a circular band in purple containing a circle of white dots, and a white rod at center surrounded by a red circle.
Polished exterior; pitting and weathering of surface bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on interior and edges.
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