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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: 11/16 x 13/16 in. (1.7 x 2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1983
Not on view
Rim fragment.
Translucent purple, turquoise blue, opaque white, yellow, and brick red.
Vertical rim with rounded edge; straight side tapering downward.
Mosaic pattern formed from large polygonal sections of a single cane in a purple ground, outlined in yellow, with an inner ground of turquoise blue with two circles of white dots around a white ring and central red rod.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling, pitting, and creamy brown weathering and iridescence on interior, edge of rim, and jagged edges.
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