Head Inlay

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Object Name: 
Head Inlay
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
64.1.51
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.8 cm, W: 1.8 cm, Th: 0.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Opaque red glass, heavily pitted and weathered, strain cracked and dull; cast, possibly recut. Inlay of a man's head facing left, entire surface badly eroded, perhaps by sand, eye, ear and mouth possibly retouched by cutting after casting, back shows flow lines of glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
el Chaer, Mohamed abd El Rahim, Source
1964
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 169, #447; BIB# 29547