London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
THREE EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE AND BLUE GLASS FACE INLAYS
NEW KINGDOM-THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XIX-XXV, CIRCA 1292-656 B.C.
Each profile head turned to the right, one turquoise green, with incised extended eyeline and eyebrow, the ears modelled, with thin tapering neck; another in opaque turquoise blue glass, eye recessed for inlay, the lips outlined; and another, with rounded features, probably representing a Kushite, with weathered green surface, eye recessed eye for inlay, short curved neck straight at back
1 in. (2.6 cm.) high max. (3)
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
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Cf. E. Riefstahl, Ancient Egyptian Glass and Glazes in The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, 1968, no. 59 which shows a large faience plaque of King Iuput I (804-783 B.C.), Dynasty XXII with similar 'Kushite' features.
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