Figural inlay

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 3.2 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm (1 1/4 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4623

Medium or Technique

Glass

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile and inlays

Inlay of reddish-brown glass in the form of a face in profile. Eyebrows and eyelids blue. Polished surface, back incrusted and rough.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way