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Platter (Cleopatra)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/8 x 13 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (3.5 x 33.7 x 21.9 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS In molded letters around bouge: "Give us this day / our daily bread"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Richard Fazzini and Mary McKercher
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass bread dish with Egyptian revival decorations. General oval shape with rim that extends into rectangle and has double canted corners; short sides of rim form handles. In center, scene of Egyptian queen (Cleopatra) in profile, seated on bench in front of a decorated banister; in background, desert with palm trees, head of Sphinx poking out of sand, temple, and large column. Around bouge, inscribed: "Give us this day / our daily bread". Rim decorated with stippled border and stylized flower pattern. CONDITION: Good; few tiny chips around edge and foot rim; few tiny hairline cracks around rim.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Platter (Cleopatra), late 19th century. Glass, 1 3/8 x 13 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (3.5 x 33.7 x 21.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Richard Fazzini and Mary McKercher, 2001.53. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.53_transp5208.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2001.53_transp5208.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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