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Glass from Africa and Egypt

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Works of Art (10)

Canopic jar with a lid in the shape of a royal woman's head, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1352–1336 B.C., Egyptian; from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb KV 55, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), blue glass, obsidian, unidentified stone (30.8.54)
Coin weight, 808–10, Egypt, Glass (08.256.20)
Engraved beaker with charioteer, 4th century A.D., Roman, eastern Mediterranean; Said to be from Egypt, Glass (59.11.14)
Figure: Mother and Child, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo or Angola, Kongo peoples, Yombe group, Wood, glass, metal, pigment (1979.206.29)
Head of a goddess, probably Mut, for attachment to a processional barque(?), Third Intermediate Period–Kushite Period, Dynasty 25, ca. 700 B.C., Egypt, Cupreous alloy, gilding, formerly inlaid (2008.353)
Head of Augustus, Roman Period, 27–20 B.C., Egyptian, Blue-green (glassy?) faience (26.7.1428)
Ptah, Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1070–712 B.C., Egyptian, Bronze, gold leaf, and glass (2009.175)
Seated Male Figure, 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Yombe, Wood, glass, metal, kaolin (1996.281)
Spindle bottle with handle, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Egyptian; from Middle Egypt, Tuna el-Gebel, Glass (26.7.1176)
Stool: Kneeling Female Caryatid, 19th century (?), Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba or Shankadi, Wood, glass beads (1978.412.317)