Ancient Egyptian Glass from the Dattari Collection

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Discusses Charles Lang Freer's purchases of nearly 1,400 pieces of Egyptian glass from the collector Giovanni Dattari, made between 1907 and 1909. Includes vessels, mosaic inlays, amulets, earplugs, game counters and beads.


  • Dattari, Giovanni
  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Freer Gallery of Art


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Entire issue is devoted to Charles Lang Freer.

Contained within

Apollo Vol. 118, no. 258 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


August 1983


  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Glass
  • Gifts
  • History
  • National Collections
  • Art--History
  • Art, Egyptian
  • Art--Collectors and collecting
  • Egyptian Glass



Physical description

pp. 160-63

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