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Egypt Picture - Glass Vessel


Glass Vessel


TR 12-3-26-2 Cairo Antiquity Museum


Material: Polychrome glass
Size: Height 8 cm; Width: 5 cm; Depth: 6 cm
Location: Saqqara, grave 25 discovered in 1923
Period: 18th Dynasty (1400-1300 BC)

This vessel is composed of bright blue glass with yellow, white and blue decorations. It was not until the New Kingdom that the techniques for producing a true glass vessel appeared. They were produced by melting a molten glass mixture of quartz sand, alkali and mineral-based coloring against a clay core. Rods of heated colored glass were then wrapped around the vessel, pulled and draped to create a design.

Glass Vessel

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