AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE BABOON
AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE BABOON
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FOUR EGYPTIAN GLASS ARCHITECTURAL PLAQUE FRAGMENTS

ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

Details
FOUR EGYPTIAN GLASS ARCHITECTURAL PLAQUE FRAGMENTS
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
2 ¼ in. (5.5 cm.) high. max.
Provenance
Achille Groppi (1890-1949) collection, Switzerland, acquired 1920s-1940s; and thence by descent.
The Per-Neb Collection (Part II), Ancient Egyptian Glass Inlays; Christie's, London, 7 July 1993, lot 15.
with Phoenix Ancient Art, 2008.

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Lot Essay

Depicting Niolitic birds, which include a goose and a partridge chasing a desert magpie, these fragments would have formed part of a glass plaque for a wall or furniture inlay.

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