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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

    CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
    CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Opaque white in color, the cylindrical body with a rounded bottom, short cylindrical neck and horizontal disk rim, with an aubergine marvered thread wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, an applied aubergine thread along the edge of the rim and wound spirally low on the body, the twin white vertical ring handles with knobbed tails
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner's family between 1981 and 2000.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION