11 December 2003,
Price realised USD 4,182
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS INLAY
Egypt, Circa 3rd-1st Century B.C.
Preserving the head of a falcon in profile to the right on a cobalt blue ground, with opaque white for the face, opaque yellow bordering the outer edge, the feathers composed of tiny opaque white outlines with yellow dots on the blue ground, yellow for the iris with amethyst specks, blue for the facial markings and pupil of the eye
7/16 in. (1.1 cm.) long
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Groppi Collection, acquired in Cairo, 1930s.
'Per-Neb' Collection; Christie's, London, 7 July 1993, lot 143.
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