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Auction 46 / Lot #5:
An Egyptian Mosaic Glass Inlay

Square with a wadjet eye on a light-blue ground, with a purple pupil on white with white vertical eyelashes below a red band, all on a transparent light blue ground, an opaque red projection below encased in purple and yellow, a white and blue triangle at one edge, and a crescentic projection with a red band bisecting a white feather encased in yellow.

Literature: Sangiorgi Coll., no. 250; Borowski Coll., p. 147, no. EG-32a and c.. Spaer, p. 238; Miho Museum Coll., p. 74, no. 93a. Ernesto Wolf Coll., no. 124.

Period: Circa 1st Century BC-1st century AD
Dimensions: 16x16mm
Condition: Very good; very rare

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