8 June 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF VANCE JORDAN
A ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS INLAY
EGYPT, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The rectangular fragment with two griffin heads in profile to the right on a dark blue ground, each griffin in white, with bluish-white and dark blue details for the mane and ears, the black eye ringed in red, white and red, the top of a palmette with spiral tendrils preserved below the heads
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide
G. Sangiorgi Collection; Christie's, New York, 3 June 1999, lot 88.
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G. Sangiorgi, Collezione di Vetri Antichi, Milan, 1914, no. 266, pl. L.
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