Inlay of an Apis bull

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


Height x width x length: 2 x 3 x 1 cm (13/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mosaic glass

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)


The Ancient World


Case furniture and boxes


May 1945, said to have been found about 12 miles southeast of Medinet Gurob, Egypt, by Robert Gordon Faudree [see note 1]; 1959, sold by Faudree to Horace L. Mayer (b. 1899 - d. 1968), Williamstown, MA [see note 2]; to his widow, Florence Ellen Mayer, Williamstown; 1972, gift of Mrs. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1973)

[1] According to a letter from Faudree of July 6, 1959. [2] First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA on October 30, 1959 (loan no. 54.59).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer