Egyptian Feather Motif Coated Canvas Passport Holder from The Met Museum


Our coated canvas passport holder borrows the feather pattern from an Egyptian glass inlay (200 B.C-A.D. 100) in The Met collection. A mosaic technique allowed multiples of an image to be created; a figural or design composition was made by bundling colored glass canes, drawn out into a long bar which was then sectioned at right angles-probably by striking the bar with appropriate tools-to produce small tiles such as the extraordinary fragment in the Museum’s holdings.

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