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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: 13/16 x 15/16 in. (2 x 2.3 cm); estimated diam. of rim 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1903
Not on view
Thin-walled rim fragment.
Semi-opaque greyish blue, translucent deep purple appearing black, and opaque yellow.
Vertical, rounded rim; shallow convex curving side, tapering downward.
Mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of a single cane in a purple ground outlined with a thick, irregular blue band and containing a scatter of yellow dots.
Polished exterior; pitting and weathering of surface bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on interior, rim, and edges.
Cut down into a triangle.
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