Glass gold-band mosaic fragment


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Body fragment.
Translucent cobalt blue, honey brown, opaque white, yellow, and colorless enclosing gold leaf.
Almost flat.
Gold-band mosaic pattern formed from sections of layered canes in bands of blue, white, yellow over brown, and colorless glass in one row, and with a segment of colorless glass with gold leaf.
A few pinprick bubbles; exterior polished, with pitting of surface bubbles; dulling and some brownish weathering on interior; one edge ground flat.

Glass gold-band mosaic fragment, Glass, Roman

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