Inlay, floral square, Egypt, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Inlay, floral square, Egypt, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.
Travess Smalley
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Inlay, floral square
Period:Roman Period
Date:1st–3rd Century A.D.
Geography:From Egypt
Medium:Mosaic glass
Dimensions:H. 2.6 × W. 2.6 cm (1 × 1 in.)
Credit Line:Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:10.130.2699
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
A mosaic glass technique allowed multiples of an image to be created: a figural or design composition was made by bundling colored glass canes, which were then drawn out into a long bar. The bar was then sectioned at right angles, probably by striking the bar with appropriate tools, to produce small inlay tiles. The tile would then be smoothed and polished on the face intended to appear outwards.

MET: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/551562

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