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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 1 1/16 in. (1.6 x 2.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1979
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent purple, turquoise blue appearing deep blue green, opaque white, yellow, and brick red.
Convex curving side, with one long edge trimmed into a straight line.
Composite pattern formed from polygonal sections of three canes: one in a purple ground with a hollow white circle and a small, inner yellow circle around blue (?) ground with a central white rod; a second in a turquoise blue ground outlined in white and a circle of white dots around a red circle and central yellow rod, and the third in a turquoise blue ground with a circle of yellow dots around red and white circle and a central yellow rod.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling, pitting, and creamy iridescent weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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