Inlay in the Figure of a Soul
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 27, or later
Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
1 5/16 x 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (3.3 x 0.4 x 3.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Translucent, dark-blue glass. Reverse nearly flat, edges beveled, obverse modeled the figure faces the right, standing on a thin base; it raises a human hand in attitude of prayer. Nice details – stripes of wig-cover and feathers of wings, tail and legs indicated.
Technic: Formed in an open mold. Reverse undulating, shows seams and folds, edges show some grinding and chipping.
This item is not on view
Inlay in the Figure of a Soul, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 5/16 x 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (3.3 x 0.4 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1240E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1240E_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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