Wedjet-eye Inlay

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Object Name: 
Wedjet-eye Inlay
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.5 cm, W: 1 cm, Th: 0.2 cm
Not on Display
25 BC-99 AD
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Canes of opaque white, opaque yellow, opaque brick-red, translucent greenish-blue, translucent deep blue and translucent amethyst glass, pitted on sides with both faces repolished recently; mosaic glass or millefiori technique. Slice of roughly rectangular cane preserving wedjet-eye motif, iris of amethyst glass cased with white and lined with amethyst eyebrow alternating amethyst and white bordered with red in a greenish-blue ground, below, the falcon hieroglyph in red with alternating yellow and translucent amethyst spines in a field of greenish-blue, entire element cased in translucent deep blue.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 227-228, #661; BIB# 29547