29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
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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