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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 109

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.

    Provenance

    with Joseph Stieglitz, Tel Aviv, 1968.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK FAMILY COLLECTION