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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: 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. (1.6 x 2.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1898
Not on view
Thin-walled body fragment.
Translucent deep purple, turquoise blue green, opaque white and yellow.
Shallow convex curving side.
Composite mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of two canes: one in a purple ground with a white circle, and central white rod surrounded by a narrow blue ground within a yellow circle, and the other in a blue ground with a yellow spiral.
Polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; pitting and iridescent creamy weathering on interior and jagged edges.
Probably from the same vessel as 91.1.1888.
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