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Five inlays with stars

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
3rd to 1st century B.C.


Dimensions

a: 1.3 x 0.6 x 2.6 cm (1/2 x 1/4 x 1 in.) b: 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm c: 1.4 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm d: 1.1 x 1.7 x 0.5 cm

Accession Number

1977.855a-e

Medium or Technique

Mosaic glass

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

a: Rectangular inlay of blue glass with star in white and red
b: Square inlay of blue glass with star in white and yellow
c: Square inlay of blue glass with star in white and yellow
d: Rectangular inlay of blue glass with star in white and yellow
e: Rectangular inlay of blue glass with frieze of 4 1/2 stars in white and red

Provenance

By 1977: John J. Slocum, Newport, RI; given to the MFA by Mr. Slocum December 1, 1977.
(Accession Date: December 1, 1977)

Credit Line

Gift of John J. Slocum