Fragment of inlay

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Fragment of inlay. Mosaic technique: columnar rods and plates. Blue and red, in a light green opaque matrix.

Historical period(s)
Roman period, 1st century
Medium
Glass
Dimensions
H (overall): 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in)
Geography
Syria?
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.580
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass
Type

Inlay (fragment)

Keywords
mosaic glass, Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE), Syria
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 20, 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 inlay. Mosaic technique: columnar rods and plates. Blue and red, in a light green opaque matrix.

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

Copyright with museum