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Crocodile in Glass

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
DATES 305 B.C.E. - 30 B.C.E.
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 13/16 x 1 5/8 x 5/8 in. (2 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Crocodile in Glass, 305 B.C.E. - 30 B.C.E. Glass, 13/16 x 1 5/8 x 5/8 in. (2 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 65.132. Creative Commons-BY
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of mosaic glass consisting of a matrix in dark blue to black in which a polychrome crocodile in naturalistic style is imbedded: teeth white, scales grey, body green and legs yellow; facing left. Condition: Fractures all around; snout and tail missing; recto fairly smooth and larger than the verso.
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