London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A GROUP OF GLASS INLAYS, ORNAMENTS AND BEADS
EGYPTIAN, ROMAN AND ISLAMIC PERIODS, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./8TH CENTURY A.D.
Comprising an Egyptian red and blue mosaic glass costume fragment; a Romano-Egyptian floral tile fragment; an iridescent dark blue S-shaped twisted rod ornament; an Islamic melon-shaped bead; a dark blue seated female pendant; a 'black' negro head pendant; a group of pendant juglets comprising two of blue 'splash' glass, one with openwork body, one spiral trail, and another iridescent blue; an iridescent spindle whorl; and an opaque yellow bead all circa 1st Century B.C./8th Century A.D.
4½ to ½ in. (10.9 to 1.2 cm.) high (13)
Plesch Collection; acquired from Gawain McKinley, 1973-1974 (items 1, 2, 10); acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, 1977-1978 (items 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12); formerly in the collection of Dr N. Kendall, Shrewsbury, acquired July 1994 (item 5); acquired from Mrs Davies, Bond St. Arcade, London, May 1978 (item 7).
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(AGm 1.7, AGm 3.6, AGm 12, AGm 2.3A, AGs 5, AGs 2B, AGv 1.3A, AGv 1.3, AGv 2.5, AGv 1.7, AGv 2.7, AGm 2.2 and AGm 2D)
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