Ancient Art

Gold Glass Tile

3rd–4th century A.D.

Yellowish gold glass with deep blue transparent enamel

3 3/8 in × 3 in over all
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.206
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

11-5-1925 Kouchakji receipt.

Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 2, p. 414, pl. 105c.

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