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Inlay of a Bull or Ram

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Glass
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 525-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 1/8 x 1 3/16 in. (1.6 x 0.3 x 3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1154E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Inlay of a Bull or Ram, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 5/8 x 1/8 x 1 3/16 in. (1.6 x 0.3 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1154E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1154E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1154E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glass inlay representing, in relief (the rear surface is flat), a striding bull, facing right. The bull’s head, which was erect, is missing. At the front of the plinth is an “s”- shaped projection up-wards which is either grass or a serpent. The colors are as follows: Hind quarters and right foreleg are translucent dark blue; the rest of the bull except for the head is a translucent green; the head (the little that is preserved) is opaque yellow; the plinth is opaque green. Condition: Head missing; beeswax on reverse; some incrustation on obverse.
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