Fragment of an inlay

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Fragment of an inlay. Mosaic technique: columnar bands, rods and plates. Scale design in dark blue, red and white.

Historical period(s)
Ptolemaic Dynasty to Roman Period, 305 BCE-19 CE
Medium
Glass
Dimensions
W (overall): 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.544
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass
Type

Inlay (fragment)

Keywords
Egypt, mosaic glass, Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE), Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE), scale
Provenance

To 1909
Giovanni Dattari (circa 1858-1923), Cairo, Egypt, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Giovanni Dattari in 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See S.I. 189, Miscellaneous List, Egyptian Glass, pgs. 1 and 19, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This piece is part of a collection of glass that was purchased en bloc and includes 1,388 specimens (for further purchase information, see the folder for F1909.332).

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Giovanni Dattari (C.L. Freer source) 1858 - 1923

Description

Fragment of an inlay. Mosaic technique: columnar bands, rods and plates. Scale design in dark blue, red and white.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum