Fragment of Vessel or Tile

Object Name: 
Fragment of Vessel or Tile

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Vessel or Tile
Accession Number: 
Overall Diam: 2.6 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Opaque very dark purple, appearing black in reflected light (matrix);opaque white, brown, deep purple, and bluish green (inlay). Cast, inlaid, and ground and polished. Fragment of vessel or tile: flat, with smooth upper or inner surface and uneven lower or outer surface. Upper/inner surface has part of inlaid human figure: proper right side of white face seen from front; eye has purple pupil, with curved brown lines above and below; nose and mouth have brown outlines; indistinct white and green elements may be proper right shoulder and possibly part of cloak.
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 128, #1098; BIB# 58895