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Ennion Cup 50.1443The Museum's art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures—Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome—includes a remarkable array of ancient glass and classical antiquities that illustrates glassmaking over a 2,500 year period.
Egyptian Coffin 65.65 


The Egyptian Collection features the mummy case of Henet-Mer (pictured at left), as well as sculpture, writing and funerary objects that provide a view of life in ancient Egypt, from Neolithic times through the Roman period.

Unusual holdings of the Coptic art of Christian Egypt include rare textiles, pottery, sculpture and paintings.  Sculpture from Greece, Rome, Cyprus and Etruria are also important pieces in the collections.Glass & Amber Roman Dish 98.29.1

Egyptian Painting 83.42 











Images top to bottom, left to right:


Ennion Cup, Roman, Sidon or North Italy, Mid first century A.D., Mold blow glass, Gift of Mrs. Eugene Schaefer, 1950  50.1443


Coffin Lid of Henet-Mer, Songstress of Amun, Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd-el-Gurna, Tomb 97, Dynasty 21 (1150-1050 B.C.), Sycamore fig wood, gessoed, and painted, Purchase 1965, John J. O'Neill Bequest Fund  65.65

Brother George the Scribe, Egypt, Bawit Monastery, 6th - early 7th century, Sycamore fig wood and tempura paint, Purchase 1983 The Members' Fund  83.42


Cane patterned Millefiori Bowl, Roman, early first century A.D., Mosaic glass, Purchase 198 Membership Endowment Fund  98.29.1



All works shown here are from the Collection of Newark Museum.

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