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Fragment of Cast Mosaic Glass

Republican-Imperial (Roman)
1st century BCE- first half of 1st century CE
Millefiori glass

1 1/2 x 1 x 1/16 in. (3.8 x 2.5 x 0.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: G.6.a
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Glass Fragments

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  • glass - An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.
  • millefiori glass - Glass made with slices of colored canes embedded in clear molten glass, usually creating flowerlike designs. Distinguish from "mosaic glass" which uses slices of colored canes as inlays for walls and furniture, beads, jewelry, and to form vessels when arranged in molds and fused together.

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  • Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008

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