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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA22466

  • Description

    Pair of mosaic glass wings: pair of small-scale, fine-quality mosaic glass wings presumably from a disc or scarab. On the top surface at the upper edge are two red and one blue monochrome rectangles. Directly below are red feathers outlined in yellow and tipped with white and black. Below this area is a field of light-blue feathers outlined in dark blue. At the base of the curved area of each wing is a small section of monochrome dark blue.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC-2ndC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 2.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Bibliography:
    H. Coutts, 'Gold of the Pharaohs' (Edinburgh 1988), p. 97 [89];
    C. Favard-Meeks in P. Brissaud & C. Zivie-Coche (eds), 'Tanis : travaux récents sur le tell Sân el-Hagar : Mission française des fouilles de Tanis, 1987-1997' (1998), p. 117.

  • Bibliography

    • Cooney 1976 1672 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1885

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA22466

  • Registration number

    1885,0101.240

Pair of mosaic glass wings: pair of small-scale, fine-quality mosaic glass wings presumably from a disc or scarab. On the top surface at the upper edge are two red and one blue monochrome rectangles. Directly below are red feathers outlined in yellow and tipped with white and black. Below this area is a field of light-blue feathers outlined in dark blue. At the base of the curved area of each wing is a small section of  monochrome dark blue.

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