Glass mosaic inlay

Egyptian, Roman

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Opaque yellow ground; decoration in opaque white, red, and greyish green, and translucent deep purple appearing black.
Narrow horizontal strip, tapering slightly towards the left and rounded left edge.
Asymmetrical repetitive floral motif with palmettes, lotus buds, and stems flanked by four ivy leaves.
Broken and repaired with some cracks and losses; upper, underside, and edges ground and polished; deep pitting of some surface bubbles.

The strip is decorated with lotus and palmette motifs.

Glass mosaic inlay, Glass, Egyptian, Roman

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