AN EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS WATER FOWL INLAY PTOLEMAIC-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. Possibly a snipe, the head turned backwards with long brown beak, red and yellow, then blue and white, then green and red imbricated covert feathers, with green and yellow fan tail, preening its left wing, red, dark brown and green flight feathers, with yellow underbelly and red striped feet on green base line, in translucent grey-blue matrix 1 in. x 13/16 in. (2.5 cm. x 2.1 cm.)
AN EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS GRIFFIN INLAY PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. With right paw raised, protruding red tongue, wearing elaborate collar, with detailed feathered wings in opaque white, body in yellow, red, grey-blue, turquoise and dark blue, translucent cobalt blue matrix 5/8 in. x in. (1.7 cm. x 1.9 cm.)
Romano-Egyptian mosaic glass inlay of a lion, Egypt, 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D. A section of a mosaic composite bar, showing the profile of a lion's head, in a semi-translucent dark blue matrix, the opaque red face with features in dark blue, translucent yellow mane and dark orange chest, 2.3 cm x 2.5 cm. Private collection
Roman glass plaque with actor's mask, 25 B.C.-75 A.D. Troupes of actors presented performances in major towns throughout Egypt. Some of the most popular characters appeared in the comedies of the Athenian playwright Menander. The actors employed conventionalized masks to represent these characters and the distinctive colors and features of the masks made them instantly recognizable, 2.8 cm by 2.4 cm. Corning museum of glass
Roman Glass Beaker, 4th Century AD, H: 16 cm D: 7.8 cm. The glass was fashioned by the process of free-blowing where the glassmaker forms the shape of the vessel by inflating a ball of molten glass with a blowpipe and without the aid of a mold. The decoration is then added after the initial shaping of the vase.