Share Your Expertise


Although we welcome the opinions of accredited experts on any item in this museum, there are some for which we are particularly interested in getting outside expertise. Here is our “hit list”:

MET.SS.00324 Copper inlay for a box, Dyn. 18
With few good parallels to back up our interpretation, we welcome your opinon of our hypothesis.
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GLS.SS.00784 Iridescent alabastron, Alexandria, 50 BC
The presence of what appears to be a mold seam on part, but not all of the object leaves us uncertain as to the method of manufacture and dating of this item.
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GLS.SS.00803 Polychrome glass cup, Dyn 18
We seek further opinions on this item. We have not found good parallels, and are usure of the method of fabrication (was it cast?).
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MET.XL.00855 Bronze of a king as Nefertem, N.K.
We welcome datation theories on this item.
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MET.XL.00150 King Ahmose II (?) as Osiris, Dynasty 26
We are intrigued by the very high density of the material (we plan on measuring it exactly in the near future). We are equally interested in your opinion of our hypothesis about this being Ahmose II.
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STO.MM.00366 Porphyry statue of Alexander The Great
The unusual material, the musculature, the departure from Egyptian standards, and general resemblance prompted us to attribute this to Alexander, but with few parallels to backup our claim, we welcome your opinion on this hypothesis.
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WOD.VL.00823 Funeral boat, Old Kingdom, cir. 2600 BC
We are intrigued by the ‘serekh’-like structure. Do you know of any parallel? Generally, can you share additional information on this item?
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WOD.XL.00173 Nile boat with two sailors, Dyn. 11
Is this really a fishing boat? It would appear to be planked. Were fishing boats sometimes planked, or always made from reeds?
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MET.MM.00064 Etruscan young woman, 570-550 BC
We would appreciate contributions to the discussion of this item, which falls outside of our area of expertise and for which we have not found good parallels.
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MET.SS.00272 Vessel with spout, 2nd millenium BC
We are uncertain as to both the purpose and the origin of this artifact, and would appreciate expert opinions with references and parallels.
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GLS.MM.00723 Polychrome glass flask with spiral coil
We seek opinons on dating and origin of this vessel, with parallels.
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GLS.SS.00771 Translucent glass flask
We seek opinons on dating and origin of this vessel, with parallels.
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GLS.VS.00247 Apophis coils bead, Egypt
We have been unable to find a parallell to this bead and would like help in establishing origin and datation.
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GLS.VS.00246 Trailed eye bead
Close examination established with reasonable confidence that this eye bead is trailed. We unfortunately lack documentation on this type of bead, and your assistance in dating and placing this item would be much appreciated.
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GLS.VS.00250 Trailed eye bead
Close examination established with reasonable confidence that this eye bead is trailed. We unfortunately lack documentation on this type of bead, and your assistance in dating and placing this item would be much appreciated.
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GLS.VS.00991 Trailed eye bead
Close examination established with reasonable confidence that this eye bead is trailed. We unfortunately lack documentation on this type of bead, and your assistance in dating and placing this item would be much appreciated.
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GLS.VS.01011 Face bead of undetermined origin
This type of bead is outside our experience. Is it asian? If it looks familiar to you, please apprise us.
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GLS.VS.00995 Biconical millefiori mosaic bead
The parallel from the Ernesto Wolf collection has very different millefiori inlays.We are concerned that the inlays here exhibit the ‘flower within a flower’ design often seen on Venetian millefiori.
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GLS.VS.00994 Pentagonal millefiori glass bead
We would appreciate help in determining the probable origin and datation of this bead
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GLS.SS.00242 Massive trail decorated bead
We were not able to place or date this item.
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GLS.VS.00997 Trail-decorated glass bead
We could not determine the origin or datation of this bead.
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GLS.VS.00999 Trail decorated glass bead
Origin and datation undetermined.
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GLS.VS.00988 Annular trail-decorated bead
We need help in establishing the origin and datation of this bead.
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If you would like to share your expert opinion on these or any other item in the collection, please email us, making sure to include the item catalog number (such as ‘WOD.XL.00173’), and your name and accredition to:

          

Thank you!