FOUR EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS INLAYS
ptolemaic to roman period
circa 1st century b.c-1st century a.d.
Including a frieze of ankh and was-signs on a blue ground, the ankh-signs in red framed in yellow with blue and white at the center, the Seth-headed was-signs in white with red and blue, joined by a red ribbon, a yellow necklace suspended in the middle; a rectangular inlay with two bound papyrus flowers with turquoise stalks, and red detailing on the heads, with a yellow and red binding, on a blue ground; and two rectangular inlays with hb signs, with a yellow quatrefoil at the center, flanked by a white and blue herringbone pattern, with a yellow border, a panel above with white circles on red and yellow circles on blue
16 in. (3.7 cm) long for the first (4)
Ancient Egyptian Glass Inlays, Part II, Christie's London, 7 July 1993, lots 77 & 83