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Inlay of reddish-brown glass in the form of a face in profile. Eyebrows and eyelids blue. Polished surface, back incrusted and rough.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 3.2 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm (1 1/4 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4623

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays