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Glass fragments

Eleven pieces (and many small chips) of a dark blue clear glass vessel painted with designs in gold: warrior with shield; head of lion; hind legs of another; part of lozenge border. One additional piece found separately labeled 21-12-52; blue with traces of gold gilding.


Findspot Information: From Meroe: Beg. N 5: Prince Arikankharer (25-41 A.D.). 21-12-47c., 52, 70 f.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, 1st century

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, painted


The Ancient World