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Inlays

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
323–30 B.C.


Accession Number

1977.868

Medium or Technique

Mosaic glass

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Thirty-seven miscellaneous pieces of mosaic glass of different shapes and motifs, ranging from faces to floral borders. Some fitting.

1) Lower right quarter of a face with white skin and red hair and lips. Dark blue background. Max width: 15.5 mm; max height: 15.25 mm

2) Green background with one corner of red embedded with seven small yellow-petaled flowers. Max width: 15 mm; max height: 10.5 mm

3) Lower right quarter of a face with yellow skin, white hair, and red lips. Green background. Max width: 16 mm; max height: 17.5 mm

4) Lower right quarter of a face with red skin and lips and a full white beard. Light blue background. Max width: 16 mm; max height: 18 mm

5) Blue, white, and green layers on a yellow stem. Maybe a flower motif. Black background. Max width: 14.5 mm; max height: 13 mm

6) White, blue, and red sections of color. The blue sections have small flowers, a different type of flower per stripe. Max width: 16.5; max height: 18 mm

7) Three thin flowers/plants with yellow centers and black and white petals. Red background. Max width:15.5 mm  max height: 6 mm

8) Flower motif. Two whole flowers and a sliver of a third. The flowers are dark blue petals, with red circles, all on a yellow background. Max width 16.5 mm; max height 9 mm

9) Rectangular piece of blue mosaic. About four times as long as it is high. There is no embellishment on the piece. dark brown substance on the back. Max width: 30 mm; max height: 6 mm

10) Three pieces. Rows of dark blue triangles on a yellow background and a dark red border. scales of a fish? Max width: 16 mm; max height: 9.5 mm; max width: 17 mm; max height: 8 mm; max width:14 mm; max height: 7.5 mm

11) A large red stripe, then a thin white, blue, white stripe pattern above. When turned to the side the stripes exhibit as a white and blue checkered-pattern. Max width:11 mm; max height: 9 mm

12) Dark blue background around a central flower with white-lined petals and a yellow center. Max width: 14 mm; max height: 11 mm

13) Half section of a symmetrical floral motif. Yellow and red leaves and flowers on a four-sided pattern. Dark blue background. Max width: 22.5 mm; max height: 15 mm

14) Quarter section of a round floral motif. Yellow and red swirls and leaves surrounding a central four-petaled flower of red, white, green, and yellow. Black background. Max width: 16 mm; max height: 14 mm

15) Side view of single flower with a white base with three yellow dots, and three blue petals with green and yellow center. Redish-maroon background. Max width: 16 mm; max height: 13 mm

16) Small and cylindrically shaped, patterned with a small four-sided flower motif with bright blue and whitish-yellow petals. Red background. Max width: 5.5 mm; Max height: 4 mm

17) Symmetrical yellow and green plant/vine motif on a white background. Max width: 17 mm; max height: 5 mm

18) Small and red, almost cube shaped, with the letters “PA” in white on one side. Max width: 3.5 mm; max height: 4 mm

19) Red with concentric yellow and clear-ish/white arches in one corner. Max width: 13 mm; max height: 9 mm

20) Long and squarish with an abstract red, yellow, white, dark blue, and light blue pattern presenting on either end. Max width: 8 mm; max height: 9 mm

21) Round and green, centered with a triangle shape made up of red, white, and yellow bands. Max width: 16 mm; max height: 16 mm

22) Rows of dark blue triangles on a yellow background and a dark red border. Fish scales? Max width: 33 mm; max height: 10.5 mm

23) Red and light brown horizonal bands with thin dark blue and light blue lines intermittently throughout. Max width: 25 mm; max height: 8 mm

24) White ankh with red center on a dark blue background. Areas of red and green to the side and top. Max width: 12 mm; max height: 15.5 mm

25) Red, dark blue, light blue, and black bands of of color in an undulating pattern. Max width: 11.5; max height: 8 mm

26) Two torquoise bands on either side of a central red band, each separated by a thin stripe of yellow. One side is wider than the other, giving the piece an angled look (one of two similar pieces (27), yet they do not join). Max width: 14 mm; max height: 7 mm

27) Two torquoise bands on either side of a central red band, each separated by a thin stripe of yellow. One side of the piece is wider than the other, giving it an angled look (one of two similar pieces (26), yet they do not join). Max width: 13.5 mm; max height: 6mm

28) Flower motif with three flowers along a row, two dark blue and one red. White background. (one of two similar pieces (29), yet they do not join). Max width: 16 mm; max height: 6.5 mm

29) Flower motif with two whole flowers and part of a third in dark blue and red with yellow centers. White background. (one of two similar pieces (28), yet they do not join). Max width: 12 mm; max height: 5 mm

30) Lower right quarter of a white face with red lips and black textured-looking hair. Olive green background. (one of two similar pieces (31), yet they do not join). Max width: 13 mm; max height: 15.5 mm

31) Lower right quarter of a white face with red lips and black hair. Grayish-blue background. (one of two similar pieces (32), yet they do not join). Max width: 13 mm; max height: 12 mm

32) Flower/plant motif(?) yellow stems, one ending in a red tear shape, the other ending in a white and black striped block of color. Torquoise/light blue background. Max width: 16 mm; max height: 17.5

33) Plant motif(?). Centered with a red-stemmed white and yellow feather, and an area of red color with a black and yellow border off to the side. Toquoise background. Max width: 15.5 mm; max height: 18 mm; maximum depth: 8 mm (added depth as piece is very thick)

34) Lower right quarter of face with white skin, red lips, and red hair. Blue background. Max width: 14.5; max height: 16 mm; max depth: 7.5 (added depth as piece is very thick)
-may be other Slocum gift or Meroe glass

35) Lower right quarter of face with white skin, maroon outlined eye, and red hair. Dark blue background. Max width: 12.5 mm; max height: 15 mm
-may be other Slocum gift or Meroe glass

36) Lower right quarter of face with white skin, red lips, and red hair. Darkish-olive green background. Max width: 12 mm; Max height: 13 mm
-may be other Slocum gift or Meroe glass

37) Lower left quarter of face with white skin, red lips, black chin line, and red hair. Brownish-black background. Max width: 16.5; max height: 17 mm
-may be other Slocum gift orMeroe glass

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of John J. Slocum