Inlay face

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
1295–1186 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 x 1.8 cm (1 1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.72

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

This is the face in profile of a king from a composite inlaid figure, probably representing Seti I of Dynasty 19.

The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.

Provenance

From Egypt. By 1940: with Spink and Sons, London; 1940: purchased by the MFA for $290.
(Accession Date: March 7, 1940)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund