Inlay head of a king
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Findspot: Egypt, near Medinet Gurob, Said to be from
Height x width x length: 2 x 1.5 x .5 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque blue glass
Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)
Fine opaque blue glass inlay. Beautifully modeled Ptolemaic face.
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]; 1959, 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)
 According to a letter from Faudree of July 6, 1959.  First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA on October 30, 1959 (loan no. 52.59).
Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer