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Nine inlays

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


a: 2.4 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm b: 2.2 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm c: 2.6 x 1.7 x 0.7 cm d: 1.2 x 2.5 x 0.7 cm e: 1 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm f: 1.5 x 2.9 x 0.5 cm g: 0.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 cm h: 1.7 x 4.1 x 0.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mosaic glass

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)


The Ancient World



a: Red glass inlay with two registers of decoration. In the top: lotus flowers; in the bottom: alternating baskets in blue, white and black
b: Yellow glass inlay with two ankh signs with outstretched arms holding was scepters, alternating with a single ankh sign on a blue background
c: Glass fragment with stars in the top border and kneeling, naked, bound prisoners in the center
d: Fragment with two ankh signs with outstretched arms holding was scepters
e: Fragment with a single ankh sign with part of a was sign on each side
f: Blue glass inlay with floral motifs in red, white and yellow
g: Fragment of glass with rows of yellow scrolls on a black background
h: White glass fragment with floral patterns in blue, red and yellow
i: White glass fragment with frieze of floral designs


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