<em>Platter (Cleopatra)</em>, 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)

Platter (Cleopatra)

Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

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)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 2001.53

Image: 2001.53_transp5208.jpg,

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.

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