Glass gold-band mosaic fragment


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Body fragment.
Translucent cobalt blue, turquoise green, opaque white, and colorless enclosing gold leaf.
Convex curving side.
Gold-band mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of serpentine layered canes in combinations of blue with white line, colorless with gold leaf, and green.
Pinprick and some larger bubbles; exterior polished, with some pitting of joins between canes; creamy weathering on interior and edges.
The pattern resembles that on the gold-band scyphus (91.1.2053).

Glass gold-band mosaic fragment, Glass, Roman

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