London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
FIVE EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS FRAGMENTARY BARS AND INLAYS
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
Comprising two alternating blue, red, and turquoise feather bars; and three ivy leaf and palmette inlays in blue and green matrix
1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm.) long max. (5)
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
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Cf. Ancient glass in the Miho Museum, Kyoto, 2001, pl. 114 for similar.
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