3 June 1999
A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS INLAY
egypt, circa 1st century b.c.-1st century a.d.
Depicting an owl's head, formed from two sections, the face white with blue details, the eyes black surrounded by yellow, with red along the beak, the feathers at the forehead red and blue
6 in. (1.4 cm) long
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For related owls see no. 679 in Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass and no. 1178 in Cooney, Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in The British Museum IV, Glass.
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