Colored glass inlay

Many wooden objects were decorated with inlaid glass. An example is this fragment of a piece of furniture from Tebtynis, in the oasis of Fayum, dating from the late Ptolemaic Period. Glass inlays were a typically Egyptian art. They were used to decorate objects of wood or stone. Boxes with inlaid glass pictures became widespread from the end of the Late Period onward. Inlaid glass hieroglyphs are typical of the Ptolemaic Period.

S. 18554/10
1 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
332–30 BCE
Ptolemaic Period
Anti and Bagnani excavations (1930-1935)
Sala 12 Vetrina 04
  • Borla, Matilde, I materiali da Tebtynis conservati al Museo Egizio di Torino, Venezia 2019, p. 477, p. 485 fig. 1
    Tipo=Monografia SottoTipo= Autore=Borla, Matilde Titolo=I materiali da Tebtynis conservati al Museo Egizio di Torino Sottotiolo= In= Collana= Opera= Luogo=Venezia Anno=2019 Menzionato=p. 477 Illustrazione=p. 485 fig. 1
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