A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS INLAY
Egypt, Circa 3rd-1st Century B.C.
With a praying lapwing in profile to the left on a cobalt blue ground, the lapwing white with blue eye markings, the all-over feathering with red and white, the wings blue, red and white, the arms and legs red
.13/32 in. (1 cm.) long
Groppi Collection, acquired in Cairo, 1930s.
'Per-Neb' Collection; Christie's, London, 7 July 1993, lot 145.