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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN GLASS EYE INLAYS

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN GLASS EYE INLAYS
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
    Composed of white calcite sclerae set with obsidian irises, the sclerae with naturalistic red painted veining toward the tear ducts, the ensemble inlaid into contoured blue glass lids with extending cosmetic lines
    Each: 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long (2)


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    For a similar example see no. 456, p.172 in Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass.

    Provenance

    Jean Deriat, Paris, acquired circa 1950.