Glass cameo fragment


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Translucent cobalt blue and opaque light blue.
Flat plaque or inlay, decorated with an upper layer carved out in relief; smooth, flat back.
On cobalt blue ground, a fish in profile facing left, with fins, scales, gills, eye, mouth carved as shallow cuts in surface of the upper opaque light blue layer; above fish, bottom edge of a second relief, perhaps another fish.
Bottom straight edge, irregular breaks on sides and top; broken into two fragments and repaired; very few bubbles; dulling, limy weathering, and faint iridescence.

Glass cameo fragment, Glass, Roman

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