4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 688
Estimate USD 700 - USD 900
A BYZANTINE GLASS JAR
CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
Opaque black in color with a swirl of red, rod-formed, the globular body on a flattened bottom, with an applied transparent blue-green trail zigzagged horizontally, and four applied handles pulled up from the shoulders to the rounded rim
1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) high
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For similar examples from the Ernesto Wolf collection, see nos. 80 and 81 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE - 700 CE.
with Antiquarium, Jaffa, 1976.
This lot is being offered not subject to a reserve.
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