<em>Inlay Figure of a King in Four Pieces</em>, 305-30 B.C.E. Glass, gold leaf, 5 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 5/16 in. (14.1 x 6 x 0.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.61.1-.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.61.1-.4_SL1.jpg)

Inlay Figure of a King in Four Pieces

Medium: Glass, gold leaf

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 5/16 in. (14.1 x 6 x 0.8 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 49.61.1-.4

Image: 49.61.1-.4_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Upper half of opaque glass inlay figure of king wearing Crown of Lower Egypt and facing right. Made in separate pieces. Crown (.1) of dark purple–blue glass with remains of gilding. Head (.2) in dark red glass, highly polished, imitating jasper. Band between forehead and crown yellow glass. Torso (.3) with right arm raised of same glass as head. Of the necklace only part of the lowest row survives. This is of green and black (?) mosaic glass. Unplaced fragment (.4) in blue glass probably is from another row in the necklace. Condition: Traces of gold leaf on crown. Right hand lost. Necklace incomplete.

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