by 1974 - 1988
Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988 (Waiblingen, Germany), by inheritance to his son, Gert Oppenländer, 1988.
1988 - 2003
Gert Oppenländer (Waiblingen, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.
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Inlay in the Form of an Eye
Egypt (Place Created)
Glass and gypsum
1.4 × 4.6 × 1 cm (9/16 × 1 13/16 × 3/8 in.)
Cast inlay in the form of an eye. The eye is outlined in blue glass and has an opaque white scelera, and the pupil is black. The eye was meant to be inserted into a statue. The condition is good with some signs of wear such as small nicks and scratches and some minor signs of discoloration visible on the blue areas.
Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), pp. 30, no. 35; pp. 30. plate no. 35.