Inlay Depicting the Face of a King

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period (about 7th–1st century BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Figures of the king or the gods made of pieces of brightly colored glass appeared about 1350 B.C. and continued to be made into the Ptolemaic period. The color follows the tradition in Egyptian art of depicting the skin of men as red.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Inlay Depicting the Face of a King

Origin

Egypt

Date

700 BC–1 BC

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

2 × 1.25 × .5 cm (3/4 × 1/2 × 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.170

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