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Colored glass inlays

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. 18554/17
Glass
19 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm
332–30 BCE
Ptolemaic Period
Tebtynis
Anti and Bagnani excavations (1930-1935)
Sala 12 Vetrina 04
  • Cléopatre: le mythe. Pinacothèque de Paris, 10 avril 2014 - 7 septembre 2014, Paris 2014, p. 161, p.161
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