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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: 1 1/8 x 1/2 in. (2.9 x 1.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.2022
Not on view
Body fragment.
Translucent turquoise blue, partially layered with opaque yellow and appearing green, purple, opaque white and yellow, and colorless.
Shallow curving side or bottom.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of three canes: one in a purple ground with a hollow white circle and a central white rod; a second in a colorless ground with a large white spiral around a central purple ground containing a yellow rod, and the third in a turquoise blue ground with a yellow spiral.
Polished exterior; deep pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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