Mosaic Plaque depicting an ibis

Historical period(s)
Ptolemaic Dynasty, 305-30 BCE
H x W: 2.3 x 1.9 cm (7/8 x 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Glass, Jewelry and Ornament


Egypt, fused, ibis, Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE), Thoth

To 1908
Unidentified owner, Egypt, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Egypt from an unidentified owner in 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 65, pg. 36, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Ancient Glass in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1962. p. 19, fig. 46.
  • Charis Mahnke. Alexandrinische Mosaikglaseinlagen: Die Typologie, Systematik und Herstellung von Gesichterdarstellungen in der ptolemaischen Glaskunst. Philippika Wiesbaden. pp. 21-24.
  • Marie Dominique Nenna, Michèle Vichy, Maurice Picon. Ateliers primaires et secondaires en Egypte à l'époque gréco-romaine. vol. 33 Lyon. pp. 97–112.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
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