Faceted Glass Gem


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Artifact Identification Faceted Glass Gem   (1924.02.0519)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Textileworking T&E
  4. :
  5. Needleworking T&E
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Migration Age, 5th – 7th century CE
Culture Merovingian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 1.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 1.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.5 cm
Weight 1 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Glass
Manufacturing Processes Glassworking
Munsell Color Information Dark Yellowish Green (2.5G 4/6) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Baudon Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information This object is an interesting exemplar in the ongoing dialogue about what constitutes a reproduction. It is listed in our records an an original artifact because it emanates from a Migration Age culture in France. However, within that culture it may well have functioned as a substitute for more expensive and more difficult to work gem stone. - D. Schrishuhn, 10/27/98

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