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Accurate Measure of Thin Glass
Accurate Measure of Thin Glass

This masterpiece is a small measure made of thin glass, in a shape of the frustum of a cone, used to measure substances such as oil with a high degree of accuracy.

Measuring Equipment

Broken Part of Glass Vessel
Broken Part of Glass Vessel

This is a small portion of a broken glass vessel coated with multicolored and gilded enamel.

Receptacle / Vessel

Ceramics Industry
Ceramics Industry

Throughout their long history, from about five thousand years ago, the Egyptians excelled in the production of ceramics. They produced various types of hand-made ceramics.

Article

Colored Glass Bracelet
Colored Glass Bracelet

Bracelets were made of gold, silver, copper, or colored glass according to the economic circumstances of the wearer and the current fashion. This bracelet is made of glass with applied mina.

Armlet

Colored Glass Container
Colored Glass Container

A thick colored glass container with a cylindrical body that narrows upwards towards the cylindrical spout. The spout is covered with a glass lid.

Vessel

Crystal Dish
Crystal Dish

A crystal dish that has a round body, a handle and a lid. It has been decorated by cutting the design into the crystal.

Dish

Crystal Jug
Crystal Jug

A crystal jug with an oval body, which is decorated with lozenges containing lobed flowers. There is also a pyramid shape, from which a royal crown is suspended. Below the crown, there is the monogram "AM"; the letters may represent the initials of Mohammad Ali.

Jug

Crystal Plate with Lid
Crystal Plate with Lid

A crystal plate with a high edge is slightly inclined outward. The plate has a dome shaped lid with a spherical knob. There are the letters M.T. with the royal crown over them. They might represent the initial letters of the name of the prince Mohammad Ali Tawfik.

Dish

Cylindrical Glass Bottle
Cylindrical Glass Bottle

A cylindrical glass bottle with a body that narrows towards the mouth at the top.

Bottle

Excavations of Bibliotheca Alexandrina New Site
Excavations of Bibliotheca Alexandrina New Site

The excavation of the new site of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in May 1993, revealed a magnificent treasure of buried legendary artifacts. Discover the real face of Alexandria, the Ptolemaic city, and imagine the life style of the high class Alexandrian society.

Tour

Fruit Dish
Fruit Dish

This glass fruit dish is decorated with applied mina and gold.

Vessel

Glass Bottle
Glass Bottle

This glass bottle consists of three parts: a round body, a cylindrical neck and a large mouth.

Flask

Glass Bracelet in Opaque Green
Glass Bracelet in Opaque Green

This opaque green bracelet is made of glass. The mina for coloring this bracelet is a mixture of copper oxide, which gives the green color, and cobalt oxide, which gives the blue color.

Armlet

Glass Bracelet of Maiherpri
Glass Bracelet of Maiherpri

A fine bracelet of Maiherpri, the Fan bearer to the right of the king during the Eighteenth Dynasty. It has an elaborate form; it is composed of small glass cylinders held together in a wooden circle.

Bracelet

Glass Bracelet with applied Mina
Glass Bracelet with applied Mina

This glass bracelet in various colors with applied mina has an edge decorated with a green band broken by arrowheads of various colors.

Armlet

Glass Candle Stand
Glass Candle Stand

This candle stand is supported on a triangular base, which is decorated above with a braided motif.

Candlestick

Glass Cup
Glass Cup

This glass cup has a round body supported on a high ring base; the body and the base are decorated with lines in alternately low and high relief.

Cup

Glass Decoration and Production
Glass Decoration and Production

Egyptians decorated walls and made statues, vases, and amulets using faience of different colors. Egyptians also learned to make vases of polychrome, or multicolored, glass.

Article

Glass Jar
Glass Jar

An amber beige glass jar, it has a wide rim to protect it from being easily broken. It has a round body, and a circular base ornamented with inclined bands.

Jar

Glass Mask of Selinus
Glass Mask of Selinus

The mask of Selinus, a famous sculptor, is one of the rare examples of a mask that gives us an idea about how this object was made. The mask has a yellow face, red mouth, and white hair. It was mounted on a plaque of plaster in a red glass frame.

Mask

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