Inlay of a Ptolemaic king

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100 B.C.–100 A.D.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 323

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.5 x 4.4 cm (2 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.548

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile and inlays

Inlay of a Ptolemaic king. The face is in profile in patinated orange glass.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 323. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition