4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS PATELLA
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The translucent blue ground with opaque yellow and red spirals, molded with a flaring rim, the exterior with two convex curves, carinated on the interior, on an opaque blue ring base
3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm.) diameter
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 17 December 1998, lot 501.
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