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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: 5/8 x 15/16 in. (1.6 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1975
Not on view
Thin-walled fragment, perhaps from an inlay.
Translucent blue, opaque white and yellow, and colorless.
Flat, with two stright edges forming a right-angled corner.
Confused pattern of mosaic lengths including a colorless network cane wound spirally with a yellow thread.
Polished on upper side; pitting of surface bubbles on upper side; dulling and creamy iridescent weathering on underside and edges.
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