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Inlay of a Ptolemaic king

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Inlay of a Ptolemaic king. The face is in profile in patinated orange glass.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W323. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period,

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.5 x 4.4 cm (2 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.548

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays