Mosaic glass with female mask

Fused mosaic plaque: figural classical motif dramatic mask

Historical period(s)
Ptolemaic Period or Roman period, 100 BCE-100 CE
H: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Glass, Jewelry and Ornament

Mosaic glass

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

Fused mosaic plaque: figural classical motif dramatic mask

Published References
  • Robert Steven Bianchi. Those Ubiquitous Glass Inlays from Pharaonic Egypt: Suggestions About Their Functions and Dates. vol. 25 Corning, N.Y. .
  • Robert K. Liu. Roman Mosaic: Face Plaques and Beads. vol. 31, no. 5 Los Angeles, July 2008. .
  • Robert Steven Bianchi. Those Ubiquitous Glass Inlays, Part Two. vol. 5 New York. pp. 11-20.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Ancient Glass in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1962. p. 19, fig. 36.
  • Charis Mahnke. Alexandrinische Mosaikglaseinlagen: Die Typologie, Systematik und Herstellung von Gesichterdarstellungen in der ptolemaischen Glaskunst. Philippika Wiesbaden. no. 123, pp. 21-24, 154.
  • Susan H. Auth. Mosaic Glass Mask Plaques and the Ancient Theater. 41. pp. 51-72.
  • Marie Dominique Nenna, Michèle Vichy, Maurice Picon. Ateliers primaires et secondaires en Egypte à l'époque gréco-romaine. vol. 33 Lyon. pp. 97–112.
  • Susan H. Auth. Ancient Egyptian Glass from the Dattari Collection. vol. 118, no. 258 London, August 1983. pp. 160-163.
  • Marie Dominique Nenna. Les Elements d'incrustratation: une industrie egyptienne du verre. Alessandria e il mondo ellenistico-romano Rome. pp. 377-378.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
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