Wedjet-eye Inlay

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Object Name: 
Wedjet-eye Inlay
Accession Number: 
66.1.46
Dimensions: 
Overall W: 1 cm, D: 1 cm, Th: 0.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque white, opaque yellow, opaque red, opaque deep blue and translucent deep blue, bubbly and pitted, thin weathering on all surfaces; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Segment of a roughly square bar, slice preserves a wedjet-eye decoration of white cased with blue, alternating blue and white eyebrow above surmounted by a blue line cased on either side with yellow; below the eye, the falcon's head hieroglyph is formed of a thin red band with alternating white and blue spines, the entire motif cased in yellow, the fill between the eye and the tail is filled with red, the entire motif is cased in opaque deep blue.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kelekian, C. Dikran, Source
1966-02-28
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 228, #662; BIB# 29547