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Amenhotep III  Item 1638

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This mask is thought to be the head of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III and is dated 1400-1350 BC Egypt. It is one of the oldest surviving pieces of glass from antiquity.

According to ancient-Roman historian Pliny AD 23-79 Phoenician merchants transporting Nitrum Stone discovered glass in the region of Syria around 5000 BC.

The story is that merchants moored on the shore were preparing a meal but could not find stones to support their cauldrons, so they used Natron from their ship, which is a naturally occurring alkali salt found in dry lake beds.

Pliny tells how heat from the fire melted the Natron which mixed with sand on the beach:

"They beheld transparent streams flowing forth of a liquid hitherto unknown: this, it is said, was the origin of glass."


Parris-Roche Design Studios is an American Art Glass Studio


We design Art Glass in custom colors, styles and configurations that meet your theme, prestige and branding requirements.

Our designs are displayed in galleries, boardrooms and private collections throughout the world.

This custom Campari Sculpture is an example and one of the hundreds we have produced over the years.

Our specialty is glass. We have the largest selection and highest quality available anywhere in the US.

In Fact...No One Beats Our Quality, Value or Prices.

If youíre price shopping, we offer custom designs in your colors starting at $26 with hundreds of design choices - Under $100.

The Art Glass Designs you see in this gallery are Heirloom Collectibles, yet cost no more than Asian factory glass being imported by commercial trophy distributors.

Buying direct from Artists makes this possible and you are purchasing designs made here in America.

We have hundreds of design choices from Fine Art Original Retirement Gifts, to Optical Crystal Awards, and Starfire Glass Service Recognition pieces.

Each design can be personalized with engraved or printed images using state of the art processes.

Our capabilities range from 5,000 Year Old Glass Blowing and Sculpting Techniques to 21st Century Three Dimensional Crystal Imaging derived from your own Photographs and/or Logos. We also offer full color CineChrome Imaging for spectacular visual effects not unlike 3D Movies.

Browsing through our gallery you'll discover designs with the color and refractive qualities of Gemstones. Or, create your own Art Glass Versions in custom colors that suit your taste.

Do you have a specific brand color? Review our Sapphire Crystal, Emerald Crystal, Ruby Crystal and our stunningly elegant Sable Crystal collection.

For one stop shopping browse the Recognition Awards Collection for the full range of Employee Recognition, Sales Awards, Achievement Awards, Service Recognition, Anniversary and Retirement Gifts.

For specific design recommendations, review our Most Popular Collection. Chances are, if people are purchasing these designs the most, you're certain to find something here that appeals to you.

When you order designs online Your Card Is Never Charged until all the details of your order have been confirmed and your questions answered.

For special projects and custom designs email or phone our Art Director and he will personally guide you through the process. Call: 541-474-1169 - or - Email: Brian@ArtGlassPlanet.com

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