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Pre-Roman Glass


GrG019
Eastern Mediterranean core-formed blue glass Alabastron.
6th-5th century BC.
H. 10.5cm (4 1/8in.)
Intact.
Ex. English private collection, 1960.
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The alabastron with cylindrical body, convex bottom, short cylindrical neck and broad sloping rim-disk. Two applied “duck” handles on the upper body. The blue alabastron is ornamented with yellow glass threads around rim and spirally wound around the upper part of the body, continuing down to a zigzag pattern alternating yellow and turquoise threads and ending at the bottom with two concentric threads in the same colors. The lower body with vertical indentations.

Cf. Israeli, Y., Israel Museum, 2003, p.53, fig.31.
Grose, D. F., Toledo Museum of Art, 1989, p.137, fig. 76


Israeli, Y., Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, Jerusalem, 2003.
Grose, D. F., The Toledo Museum of Art. Early Ancient Glass, New York, 1989.


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