Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean Glass Photos

Original images of ancient Greek, Egyptian, Syrian and other Mediterranean glass objects made during the BCE era now in museums. There is some overlap with the Roman era. These photos are posted for educational purposes only.

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Egyptian glass necklace at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass spiral bead necklace at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Ancient Egyptian faience & glass palace inlays showing Nubian & Philistine slaves from Thebes at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ancient Egyptian faience & glass palace inlays showing Nubian, Philistine, Amorite & Syrian men from Thebes at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Egyptian glass necklace (1400-1250 BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass spiral bead necklace (1400-1250 BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Ancient Egyptian faience & glass palace inlays showing Nubian & Philistine slaves (1182-1151 BCE) from Thebes at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ancient Egyptian faience & glass palace inlays showing Nubian, Philistine, Amorite & Syrian men (1182-1151 BCE) from Thebes at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Egyptian core-formed unguent bottle at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Egyptian glass flask at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian core-formed glass bottle at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Glass vessels from Egypt during reign of Akhenaton at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Egyptian core-formed unguent bottle (18th dynasty) (1400-1350 BCE) at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Egyptian glass flask (1380-1360 BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian core-formed glass bottle (c1390-1336 BCE / Dynasty 18) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Glass vessels from Egypt (c1353-36 BCE) during reign of Akhenaton at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.
Eastern Mediterranean glass perfume bottles & jar at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Eastern Mediterranean glass perfume bottles at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass pitchers & bottles at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass perfume bottle from Eastern Mediterranean possibly Rhodes at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Eastern Mediterranean glass perfume bottles (6th-5th C BCE) & jar (possible from Cyprus) (2nd-1st C BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Eastern Mediterranean glass perfume bottles (alabastra) (6th-1st C BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass pitchers & bottles (6th-1st C BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass perfume bottle from Eastern Mediterranean possibly Rhodes (6th-5th C BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Greek core-formed pitcher at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Greek or Etruscan blue glass pitcher with white, yellow & turquoise feathered decoration at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Core-formed glass amporiskoi from Eastern Mediterranean at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Core-formed glass perfume alabastra from Eastern Mediterranean at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Greek core-formed pitcher (mid 4th-early 3rd C BCE) at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH.Greek or Etruscan blue glass pitcher (Oinochoe) with white, yellow & turquoise feathered decoration (400-200 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Core-formed glass amporiskoi (late 6th-early 4th C BCE) from Eastern Mediterranean at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Core-formed glass perfume alabastra (6th-1st C BCE) from Eastern Mediterranean at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Glass perfume bottles from Eastern Mediterranean at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Core formed glass from Eastern Mediterranean, possibly Rhodes, at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Core-formed glass from Eastern Mediterranean at Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Hellenistic luxury glass perfume bottle at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Glass perfume bottles from Eastern Mediterranean (6th-5th C BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Core formed glass (late 6th-5th C BCE) from Eastern Mediterranean, possibly Rhodes, at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Core-formed glass (4th C BCE) from Eastern Mediterranean at Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Hellenistic luxury glass perfume bottle (1st C BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Greek blue glass perfume flask with white & red feathered decoration at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek blue glass perfume bottle with white, yellow & turquoise feathered decoration at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek or Roman glass perfume bottles at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Core-formed glass vessels at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.
Greek blue glass perfume flask (Amphoriskos) with white & red feathered decoration (200-1 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek blue glass perfume bottle (Alabastron) with white, yellow & turquoise feathered decoration (400-200 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek or Roman glass perfume bottles (Alabastra) (100 BCE - 25 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Core-formed glass vessels (mostly Ptolemaic period) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.
Glass pendants from Carthage or Lebanon at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass amulets for luck in afterlife include jackal, baboon, ram, cows, falcon at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass inlays for funerary decoration many from Saqqara at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Cast glass heads, eye, legs from Egypt at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Glass pendants from Carthage or Lebanon (600-250 BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass amulets (c7th C BCE on) for luck in afterlife include jackal, baboon, ram, cows, falcon at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass inlays for funerary decoration (c525-30 BCE / Ptolemaic Dynasty) many from Saqqara at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Cast glass heads, eye, legs (1540-30 BCE) from Egypt at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Egyptian glass amulets at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Glass Egyptian plaque with sacred bull Apis at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass Egyptian plaque with repeating designs at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass & bronze statuette of squatting ibis at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Egyptian glass amulets (1550-525 BCE) at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France.Glass Egyptian plaque with sacred bull Apis (c4th C BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass Egyptian plaque with repeating designs (c4th C BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass & bronze statuette of squatting ibis (300 BCE - 100 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Egyptian glass plaque head of hawk at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass head of eagle may be handle of dagger at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass plaque head with row of prisoners at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Ancient glass plaques with Greek drama characters at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Egyptian glass plaque head of hawk (BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass head of eagle (c3rd C BCE) may be handle of dagger at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Egyptian glass plaque head with row of prisoners (BCE) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Ancient glass plaques with Greek drama characters at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Egyptian mosaic glass with Ibis found near Mosel River at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Mosaic glass & cameo glass from Eastern Mediterranean at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Collection of ancient Mediterranean glass at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Roman glass at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Egyptian mosaic glass with Ibis (1stC BCE to 1stC CE) found near Mosel River at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Mosaic glass & cameo glass (1st-4th C CE) from Eastern Mediterranean at Antikensammlungen. Munich, Germany.Collection of ancient Mediterranean glass (c5th C BCE - 2nd C CE) at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Roman glass (6th C BCE - 4th C CE) at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Glass Greek perfume flask , Roman bottle, & Roman lidded box at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.


Glass Greek perfume flask (400s BCE), Roman bottle(100s), & Roman lidded box (1st C) at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.



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