Agate glass

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Description

A variegated glass made to imitate the colored band patterns of natural agate. Agate glass is made by layering different colored glasses, usually of varying thickness, then fusing them into a single block. The cross section of the block is then cut or ground to simulate natural agate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vidro de ágata (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Henry Hodges, Artifacts: An Introduction to Early Materials and Technology, Ronald P. Frye, Kingston, Canada, 1988

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