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Ancient Art

Amulet in the Shape of an Amarna Princess (Portrait Bust of a Royal Child)

1352–1336 B.C.

Molded Blue glass

7.6 × 5.3 × 1.1 cm (3 × 2 1/16 × 7/16 in.)
University Purchase Fund
1936.50
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Ex-Garrett Chatfield Pier Collection; purchased by Mr. Pier in Cairo in 1903; said to have come from the "Palace of Amenhotep III at Thebes." G.C. Pier, sale American Art Assocation, Anderson Galleries, New York, 6 March 1936, no. 102.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 5–6, no. 4, ill.

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 100, no. 51.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 258, ill.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 6, fig. 2.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.