Painted green glass vessel from Meroë

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
A.D. 1st century


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D. base piece 8+ cm

Accession Number

21.11758

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

6 pieces (and a few small chips) of a clear green glass cup painted in several colors on outside of bottom and sides: light green, yellow, two shades of rose, brown and white. On bottom: Sphinx or king’s head with Atef crown inside flower garland.
Around side badly preserved priest before god and Nefertum on lotus. Hellenistic- Roman style.

Provenance

Findspot Information: Probably all originally in Meroe: Beg. N 5 (Prince Arikankarer, 25-41 A.D.) although some pieces carried by tomb robbers to Beg. N 13, Naqrinsan(?) (155-133 B.C).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition