Mosaic plaque

Fused mosaic plaque: decorative motif-series of borders; possibly part of collar, or the upper part of the hieroglyph “union” or “join”.

Historical period(s)
Ptolemaic Dynasty or Roman period, 100 BCE-100 CE
Medium
Glass
Dimensions
H: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.460
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Mosaic plaque

Keywords
Egypt, hieroglyph, Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE), Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Fused mosaic plaque: decorative motif-series of borders; possibly part of collar, or the upper part of the hieroglyph "union" or "join".

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Ancient Glass in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1962. p. 19, fig. 34.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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