• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 174

    A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN GLASS EYE INLAYS

    LATE PTOLEMAIC-EARLY ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN GLASS EYE INLAYS
    LATE PTOLEMAIC-EARLY ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    Composed of white sclera with circular dark blue irises, the whole inset into contoured blue glass lids with extending cosmetic lines, mounted
    1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) wide max. (2)


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    Cf. S. M. Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, 1979, p. 172, no. 456 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Belgian private collection, acquired in the late 1980s.