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Of two layers, the lower one white, the upper dark blue (now iridescent). In the dark blue a pattern of two acanthus leaves, the outlines of which are gold wire, the leaves themselves bright green.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 19.

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8235

Medium or Technique

Glass, Mosaic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels