On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
late 19th century
1 3/8 x 13 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (3.5 x 33.7 x 21.9 cm) (show scale)
In molded letters around bouge: "Give us this day / our daily bread"
Gift of Richard Fazzini and Mary McKercher
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.
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)
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