London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
TWO EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS SNAKE HEAD INLAYS
PTOLEMAIC-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
Including an opaque turquoise glass snake head bar with details in red, yellow and cobalt blue, eyes, mouth and nose in translucent blue matrix; and another in opaque yellow, with red and dark glass details, in translucent blue matrix
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm.) long max. (2)
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
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Antikensmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig und Museum August Kestner Hannover, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo!, 2008, nos 30 & 29b.
Exhibition catalogue, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo!, Antikensmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig und Museum August Kestner Hannover, 2008, p. 78, nos 30 & 29b.
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