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Mosaic Plaque

Type
Mosaic plaque
Historical period(s)
Ptolemaic Dynasty or Roman period, 100 BCE-100 CE
Medium
Glass
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 9.6 x 3 x 2.1 cm (3 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.529a-c

To 1909
Giovanni Dattari (circa 1858-1923), Cairo, Egypt, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Giovanni Dattari in 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See S.I. 189, Miscellaneous List, Egyptian Glass, pgs. 1 and 17, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This piece is part of a collection of glass that was purchased en bloc and includes 1,388 specimens (for further purchase information, see the folder for F1909.332).

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Giovanni Dattari (C.L. Freer source) (1858 - 1923)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass
Keyword(s)
Egypt, mask, mosaic glass, Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE), Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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