Inlay in the Form of a Flower Plant
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 27, or later
Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
1 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/16 in. (4.2 x 3.5 x 0.4 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Inlay in the Form of a Flower Plant, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/16 in. (4.2 x 3.5 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1135E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1135E_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Glass inlay representing, in relief, a flowering papyrus? plant. The six flowers, and their small stems spring from two large stems in a symmetrical manner. The lower part of the piece is made of a dark blue trans lucent glass. The remaining portions of the stems are made of a medium blue opaque glass. At the top is the partial remains of a projection made of green glass.
Condition: Green projection broken off at top; otherwise good.
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