A Hellenistic pale green glass skyphos
Lot 243*
A Hellenistic pale green glass skyphos
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,818) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Hellenistic pale green glass skyphos
Circa 2nd Century B.C.
Cast with a deep hemispherical body, the two spurred wing handles with flattened thumb rests, on a flaring pedestal foot, the interior lathe cut and polished with a centering ring and cut groove, 3¼in (8.3cm) high; 3¾in (9.5cm) rim diam

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Cyrus Collection. Property of Fay Safani, New York.
    Brailovsky Collection, acquired prior to 1970.

    Literature:
    Two-handled footed cups or skyphoi belong to the earliest documented class of Hellenistic cast glass tableware dating from the late 3rd to 2nd Century B.C. They were heavily influenced by contemporary ceramics and silver forms, cf. S. Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1979 figs 289-292; also N. Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection, St Petersburg, 1997, pp.75, 259-260, no.59, fig.36.
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