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Seven inlay plaques

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
3rd to 1st century B.C.


Dimensions

a, b: 2.9 cm x 0.3 cm x 2.8 cm (1 1/8 x 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.) c: 2.6 cm x 0.5 cm x 2.4 cm d: 2.2 cm x 2.1 cm x 0.4 cm e: 2.2 cm x 2.2 cm x 0.4 cm f: 1.7 cm x 1.7 cm x 0.3 cm g: 1.6 cm x 1.6 cm x 0.3 cm

Accession Number

1977.854a-g

Medium or Technique

Mosaic glass

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

a, b: pair of square, translucent purple glass inlays with triple quatrefoil design and scrolls in yellow, red and blue
c: square red glass inlay with triple quatrefoil design in yellow, blue and white
d: square red glass inlay with single quatrefoil design in yellow, blue and white
e:square, translucent green glass inlay with double quatrefoil design and scrolls in white and yellow
f:square, translucent blue glass inlay with single quatrefoil design and scrolls in red, yellow and blue
e:square blue and purple glass inlay with single quatrefoil design and scrolls in white, blue and yellow

Provenance

By 1977: John J. Slocum, Newport, RI; given to the MFA by Mr. Slocum December 1, 1977.
(Accession Date: December 1, 1977)

Credit Line

Gift of John J. Slocum