Millefiori Glass Tile Fragments

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Glassmakers at Samarra used ingenious techniques to decorate the interiors of the caliph’s palaces. These multicolored fused millefiori glass fragments belonged to larger tiles that were probably used on a wall. They were found in the rubble of Samarra’s Main Caliphal Palace (Dar al-Khilafa) along with opaque black glass tiles and shaped glass inlay pieces.

Millefiori Glass Tile Fragments, Millefiori glass

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