Swansea fragment is part of rare Egyptian vase

A piece of ancient glass in display in Swansea University's Egypt Centre has been identified as a missing fragment from a rare Egyptian vase. The brightly-coloured piece is more than 3,000 years old. It originally belonged to Pharaoh Amenhotep II (1498-1387 BC).

The fragment is on loan from Swansea Museum. It was given to the museum in 1959, and may have come from the tomb of Queen Tiye, who was the wife of Amentohep III.

The fragment shows two names of Pharaoh Amenhotep II in red and yellow Credit: Swansea University
This image shows it superimposed on a rare vase which is in the Cairo Museum Credit: Swansea University

The fragment is on display in the University's Egypt Centre, from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.