Mosaic glass fragment


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Body fragment.
Translucent deep purple, pale greyish blue, opaque white and yellow.
Convex curving side.
Mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of three canes: one in a purple ground with a white circle and a central fine yellow spiral; another in a purple ground with a rosette pattern of tiny yellow spirals, and a third in a lattice pattern of blue rods outlined in white.
One large chip on exterior; polished exterior; pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling, pitting, and creamy weathering on interior and jagged edges.

Mosaic glass fragment, Glass, Roman

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