Glass mosaic inlay fragment


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent deep turquoise blue and opaque white, partially mixed together and appearing as green and pale yellow.
Flat, roughly oval plaque, tapering to one edge that is rounded on underside.
Marbled mosaic pattern in green ground with multiple white rods.
Chipped edges; polished upper side; pitting of surface bubbles; dulling and creamy weathering on underside and most of edges.

The colors and pattern on this flat plaque resemble those of colored marble such as lapis lacedaimonius, a green speckled marble found near Sparta in Greece.

Glass mosaic inlay fragment, Glass, Roman

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