Gaming piece (?)

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Object Name: 
Gaming piece (?)
Accession Number: 
52.1.17
Dimensions: 
Overall Cross Section W: 6 mm, D: 7 mm, L: 3.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Gaming piece. Canes of opaque white, opaque yellow, opaque red, translucent amethyst, yellow-green appearing black; dull, pitted surface repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Canes of opaque red cased with white and amethyst with dots in a matrix of "black" with white dots dispersed in the field, the fragment is square in cross section but has been heavily re polished on all sides forming this geometric shape.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mansoor, M. A., Former Collection
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Source
1952-02-04