Glass mosaic box (pyxis) fragment


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Translucent streaky purple, turquoise blue, partially mixed with opaque yellow and appearing green, opaque white, yellow, and red.
Vertical side to cylindrical body, curving in to flat bottom.
Mosaic pattern formed from polygonal sections of two canes: one in a purple ground outlined in white and surrounding a circular cluster of green rods outlined in yellow; the other in a purple ground with a white circle and a central yellow dot surrounded by red.
Polished exterior; slight pitting of surface bubbles on exterior; dulling and creamy weathering on interior and jagged edges.

Glass mosaic box (pyxis) fragment, Glass, Roman

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