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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 85

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

    CIRCA LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
    CIRCA LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Dark blue in color, the elongated oval body with a rounded bottom, tapering shoulders, a short cylindrical neck and a horizontal disk rim, with opaque white and yellow threads wound spirally on the shoulders and body, the threads tooled into a zigzag pattern on the body, with shallow vertical indentations from the tooling, an opaque yellow thread on the rim and twin cobalt blue vertical handles on the shoulders
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Hidde, Massachusetts.
    American Private Collection, 1980s.