Plaque

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Accession Number: 
86.3.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.9 cm, W: 2.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1940-1949
Credit Line: 
Gift of W. Bastiaan Blok
Primary Description: 
Opaque glass pastes of medium blue, deep blue, white, grey, black, red, reddish-brown, yellow and flesh pink; probably cast from crushed frit, not true mosaic glass technique. Flat rectangular plaque; on medium blue ground, falcon-headed figure of Horus with flesh-pink skin, yellow beak and deep blue eye, wearing black headdress, red pectoral and bands on upper arms, brown bands on wrists, and tunic of deep blue, red and grey, stands facing left with white staff in right hand and unidentified small white object in left hand; scene is framed in brown, yellow and red striped border.
Provenance: 
Blok, W. Bastiaan, Former Collection
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 40-62; fig. 33; BIB# AI90923