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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 60

    AN EGYPTIAN GLASS EYE INLAY

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN GLASS EYE INLAY
    LATE PTOLEMAIC TO EARLY ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The liner formed of tooled opaque blue, the circular pupil dark blue set in a white sclera
    2½ in. (6.4 cm.) long


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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

    with Blanchard's Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
    American Private Collection, acquired in the 1960s.
    with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1999 (Solid Liquid, no. 28).


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANTIQUITIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF FEDERICO CASTELLUCCIO