Glass inlay



Accession Number
W244
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Glass case
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural decoration, Inlay
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Material
Glass
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Height: 36mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A fragment of twisted blue glass used as an inlay in the shape of a letter 'ḥ' in hieroglyphs. The number T4165 is written on the back. It is possibly from Amarna, and was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1930.

Bibliography

Bianchi, Robert S. 1983. Those ubiquitous glass inlays from pharaonic Egypt: suggestions about their functions and dates. Journal of Glass Studies 25, 29-35. Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1894. Tell el Amarna. London: Methuen & Co. [pl. 17, for similar items]

Wellcome Number
A101527
Other Identity
W916 (number deleted) | T4165 (this number is marked on the back of the object)
Auction
Sotheby & Co.: 01 Dec 1930, Lot 39
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 24 Jan 2021

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