Ankh inlay

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Object Name: 
Ankh inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
52.1.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1 cm, W: 9 mm, Th: 2.5 mm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
99 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Ankh Inlay. Canes of opaque white and opaque red in translucent medium blue, slightly bubbly and pitted, some brown incrustation on sides; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Slice of a roughly square rod with chip on lower right-hand corner preserving on a blue ground an elaborate white Ankh symbol with red infill and on either side a Was-scepter with a head of the god Seth as a terminal, the details of the eye, mouth and ears are picked out in blue on the white ground; a more colorful collar and pedestal are heavily devitrified as well as two small areas above the top of the Ankh symbol.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mansoor, M. A., Former Collection
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Source
1952-02-04
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 228-229, #664; BIB# 29547
The magnificient collection of ancient Egyptian art, Greek and Roman sculptures ... formed by M. A. Mansoor (1952-01-31) lot #170;