Murrhine

Murrhine

(from Latin murra, apparently the name of a mineral from which costly vessels [vasa murrina] were made) The English adjective “murrhine” and the Italian adjective “murrino” are sometimes applied to ancient Roman mosaic glass. It is probable, however, that vasa murrina were made from a semiprecious stone such as fluorite, rather than from glass.

Alternate Spellings: 
murrhines