To create mosaic glass, Egyptian artisans fused slices of colored glass rods in a two-part mold and then polished the surface. Of the few examples that survive from antiquity, most come from the palace of Amunhotep III at Malkata, where the king sponsored royal workshops. The coloring on this example, which is the largest and best preserved of its type, is probably meant to imitate red granite.
- Medium: Mosaic glass
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 11/16 x 1 x 4 1/8 in. (1.8 x 2.5 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 48.162
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Circular Dish, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Mosaic glass, 11/16 x 1 x 4 1/8 in. (1.8 x 2.5 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.162. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)