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Offline explorer

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Mosaic glass inlay
« on: December 27, 2019, 04:47:20 pm »
Hello,

I did some research about these pices of ancient art. This seems to be Egyptian mosaic glass inlay produced between 1st century BC - 1st centuty AD. This piece is about 20mm in diameter. What I can't find, is the purpose of this type of art. What kind of mossic it was? Flour? Wall? Table?

Does anyone know?

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Re: Mosaic glass inlay
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 04:59:31 pm »
Beautiful piece, unfortunately I can't help as to it's purpose.  Reminds me of the millefiori beads

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Re: Mosaic glass inlay
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 01:53:25 pm »
Hi,

This is so like a small fragment that I posted a number of years ago.:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=77686.0

Nice to see your larger piece.

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Re: Mosaic glass inlay
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 05:44:43 pm »
Very nice item.

Probably the insert from a round fibula or piece of harness gear.

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Re: Mosaic glass inlay
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 12:47:15 pm »
Nice piece...

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