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Glass mosaic inlay fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
Other: 1 5/16 x 1 13/16 in. (3.3 x 4.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1897
Not on view
Translucent turquoise blue and opaque white, partially mixed and appearing green.
Almost flat, with slight uneven curve and varying thickness.
Mosaic pattern formed from large polygonal sections of a single cane in green ground with a single irregular white circle, appearing as irregular white lines and streaks on one side.
On both surfaces pitting, dulling, deep weathering, and patches of brilliant iridescence.
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