4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Red-brown in color, the cylindrical body with a rounded bottom, sloping shoulders, a short cylindrical neck and horizontal disk rim, with applied green and yellow marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with applied yellow on the rim, the twin red-brown vertical ring handles with knobbed tails
4 in. (10 cm) high
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For the type see no. 85, p. 140 in Grose, Early Ancient Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art.
with Joseph Stieglitz, Tel Aviv, 1968.
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK FAMILY COLLECTION