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Inlay head of an ibis

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


Dimensions

Length: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.654

Medium or Technique

Glass

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Black Glass. Inlaid eye: outer band of red glass and pupil of dark blue glass. Deep modeled groove in beak. Back edge of head chipped. Back of object is flat.

Provenance

May 1945, probably among the glass fragments said to have been found about 12 miles southeast of Medinet Gurob, Egypt, by Robert Gordon Faudree [see note 1]; sold by Faudree to Horace L. Mayer (b. 1899 - d. 1968), Williamstown, MA [see note 2]; to his widow, Florence Ellen Mayer, Williamstown; 1973, gift of Mrs. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1974)

NOTES:
[1] According to a letter from Faudree of July 6, 1959. [2] First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA in 1962 (loan no. 170.62).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer