A Hellenistic olive green core-formed glass amphoriskos
Lot 183*
A Hellenistic olive green core-formed glass amphoriskos
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 14,707) inc. premium
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A Hellenistic olive green core-formed glass amphoriskos
Eastern Mediterranean, circa 2nd-1st Century B.C.
With opaque pale blue spiral trail from the rim round the cylindrical neck and combed into festoons on the piriform body, with applied amber glass peg base and handles, 5¼(13cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    American private collection, Texas, acquired in Dallas in 1999.
    With Charles Ede Limited, London, Ancient Glass, vol. XIX, 1999, no. 5.

    Literature:
    For a core-formed amphoriskos of similar colour, cf. E.M. Stern and B. Schlick-Nolte, Early Glass of the Ancient World. Ernesto Wolf Collection, 1994, no. 58. This type often originates from the Syro-Palestinian coast.
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