• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS

    SYRIO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
    SYRIO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Blue in color, mold-blown, the spherical body decorated with a central frieze of vine tendrils, tongues above and below, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the flaring rim folded in, with twin applied dark amber vertical handles
    2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Damascus by the previous owner, a diplomat, 1960s.