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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: 15/16 x 1 in. (2.3 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1881
Not on view
Thin-walled body fragment.
Translucent purple, turquoise blue, opaque white and yellow.
Shallow convex curving side.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of two or more canes: one in a purple ground with a white circle and central white rod, and another in a purple ground with radiating yellow spokes around a yellow circle enclosing a central turquoise blue rod.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on interior and jagged edges.
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