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Inlay head of a king

Fine opaque blue glass inlay. Beautifully modeled Ptolemaic face.

Provenance

May 1945, probably among the glass fragments said to have been found about 12 miles southeast of Medinet Gurob, Egypt, by Robert Gordon Faudree [see note 1]; 1959, sold by Faudree to Horace L. Mayer (b. 1899 - d. 1968), Williamstown, MA [see note 2]; to his widow, Florence Ellen Mayer, Williamstown; 1973, gift of Mrs. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1974) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from Faudree of July 6, 1959. [2] First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA on October 30, 1959 (loan no. 52.59).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Said to be from, near Medinet Gurob, Egypt

Accession Number

1973.653

Medium or Technique

Opaque blue glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture