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Glass striped mosaic fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 9/16 x 7/8 in. (1.4 x 2.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1932
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue, opaque white, yellow, and brick red.
Convex curving side.
Coil in blue with single spiral thread in white; striped pattern formed from lengths of different canes: one in blue layered with white; another in bands of red and yellow; a polygonal cane in a blue ground with a white circle and a central white rod, alternating with a square cane in blue layered with white.
Polished exterior and edge; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling and faint iridescent weathering on interior.
Probably a rim fragment but cut down into an oval with rounded corners.
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