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Pre-Roman Glass


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Eastern Mediterranean core-formed blue glass Alabastron.
3rd-2nd century BC.
H. 9.4cm (3 11/16 in.)
Minor chip at the shoulder, otherwise perfect. Very fine glossy surface.
Ex. Dr. K. collection, 1970-80’s
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The alabastron with cylindrical body on convex bottom with long cylindrical neck and broad horizontal rim-disk. The blue alabastron is ornamented with yellow and white glass threads spirally wound around the neck, the upper part of the body and above the base, framing a central register in zig-zag pattern. Yellow trail around the edge of the rim. The body with vertical indentations.
Unusual type of alabastron without knob handles.

For a similar shape, cf. Grose, D. F., Toledo Museum of Art, 1989, p. 167, fig. 163.
For a similar shape with handles, cf. Ibid, p.167, fig. 162.



Grose, D. F., The Toledo Museum of Art. Early Ancient Glass, New York, 1989.

 


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