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Glass short-strip 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 15/16 in. (1.7 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1968
Not on view
Thin-walled body fragment.
Translucent blue, opaque white, yellow, and red, and colorless.
Convex curving side.
Short-strip pattern formed from lengths of several canes set randomly or at right angles to one another: one in a blue ground with white and colorless streaks, and another in yellow, white, and red stripes.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling and creamy weathering on interior and curved edges; one almost straight edge unweathered.
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